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

At 13:24 -0500 1998-12-17, Brian Mays wrote:
This is incorrect.  Packages currently in the distribution can and do
"Suggest" library packages required for some of their applications to
run, and I have yet to see anything in the Debian policy documents that
expressly forbids this practice.

What happens if I try to build pcmcia-cs on a system without libforms and libforms-dev? Does it build cleanly or does it crash and burn? "source-depends" on non-free packages also force a move to contrib.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                     <URL:http://web.espy.org/>
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