Re: Archive area for clamz (Amazon MP3 downloader)
On 30 May 2010 16:56, Martin Wuertele <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You could suggest clamz und detect runtime if it is present. That would
> allow your package to go in main and still use the funtionality of clamz
> in case it was installed.
Sure; what I wanted to point out (and I probably wasn't clear about
it) is that the dependency relation is transitive, so the policy
assumes that a package depending on one in contrib must be in contrib
On the other hand, the property of "being useful only with non-free
data" it's not carried along with a dependency relation (i.e. a
package depending on an other that is useful only with non-free data
doesn't have to be useful only with non-free data itself), so if this
becomes a criterion to put a package in contrib that assumption is not
grounded any more.
One can surely devise some technical tricks to avoid dependencies, but
it's really the semantics of Depends: and contrib that have become