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Re: multi-arch dvd, build-depends and the GPL

On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 11:36:33AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
>> For example the DVD contains the package "atl2-modules-2.6.26-1-486"
>> which is built by the "linux-modules-extra-2.6" source package but the
>> source seems to be taken from the "atl2-source" package.  

Ah, right. Now I understand where you're coming from. Thanks for

>That's a valid concern. However, I do not think including _all_ build 
>dependencies for all packages is the correct solution. That would be 
>overkill and only _reduce_ the usability of the image by forcing off 
>regular packages.
>The correct solution seems to me to extend the info in Sources by adding a 
>new field that contains a list of "other source packages required for GPL 
>compliance" in such cases.
>debian-cd could then parse that info and include only actually needed 
>packages. It would be great if you could work on working that out and 
>formulating a proposal on debian-devel for it.

Yup, absolutely. For these packages at the moment, I would be
surprised if the main Debian archive covers all the corner cases, let
alone CD building.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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