Re: Reproducible, precompiled .o files: what say policy+gpl?
On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 10:24:44PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 06:28:01PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> > Note the exact words (I am assuming that Glenn copied them verbatim):
> > the package in main must be buildable with tools in main
> Exact words are:
> In addition, the packages in _main_
> * must not require a package outside of _main_ for compilation or
> execution (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends",
> "Recommends", or "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-_main_
> If you build with different tools, you have a different package. "X
That's true if you define a package as an exact .deb, but not if you define
it as a source package (.orig.tar.gz/.diff.gz/.dsc). The latter seems to
be a more useful definition in the context of compilation, IMHO.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>