Re: Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries
On Tue, Dec 15, 1998 at 02:40:06PM -0500, Brian Mays wrote:
> > pcmcia-cs only suggests non-free/libforms0.88, however it contains
> > /usr/X11R6/bin/cardinfo, which DEPENDS non-free/libforms0.88. I think
> > it's DFSG violation.
No it is not. Policy says
Every package has to specify the dependency information about other
packages, that are required for the first to work correctly.
I use pcmcia-cs for quite some time and never even tried cardinfo. So I
guess it is not required.
> Otherwise, I don't think that anything needs to be changed, however.
> Splitting cardinfo into its own package is a bad case of excessive
> package fragmentation, in my opinion. Cardinfo comes from the same
> upstream sources as the rest of the PCMCIA utilities, it is a small
> program, and it will never be used without having the rest of the
> PCMCIA support programs installed. Therefore, I don't think that it
> merits its own package. Having an extra 24k of support data for a 12k
> program seems a bit ridiculous to me.
> Unless someone strongly objects, I shall close this bug report as I
> consider it not to be a bug.
Please do that.
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