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.
Note also that libforms requires xlib6g, which requires xbase. I am quite
happy running my IBM Thinkpad 360CS without X Windows (which has problems
with its dual scan display) - but the pcmcia support is essential, and
works like a dream.