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Re: Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries

On Wed, Dec 16, 1998 at 11:46:01PM +0900, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> So, if ppxp maintainer had built a package which contains all
> binary of ppxp in it and "suggests" libforms0.88, 
> with the same manner of pcmcia-cs,  then would ppxp be allowed in main?

I don't know the ppxp software, but that's the way we did things when I was
involved more. There may have been a change over the last year that I didn't
notice, but as I already said the Depends: is there to make sure the main
functionality of the package works. 

> If it is in main, I think it's very strange judgments.


> In the discussion on #debian, someone said that ppxp is non-free, because
> it contains the source depending non-free (libforms0.88).  But if we

Pretty much wrong.

> So do you think there is no problem that ppxp packages also is in main?
> The size of fppxp (which is the binary depends libforms0.88) is only 32k.

I do think it should go into main, yes.

Otherwise, as a maintainer, I would just provide the program under /usr/doc
to work around this stuff.

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