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

Brian Mays wrote:
> If this is confusing, the description of the pcmcia-cs package should be
> modified to indicate that the libforms package is required by cardinfo.

That's administrivia disallowed by a strict reading of policy (2.3.3):

     The description should be written so that it tells the user what they
     need to know to decide whether to install the package.
     Copyright statements and other administrivia should not be included

My take on this is - if I can't do a NMU of pcmcia without installing a
non-free component, it should be in contrib. Just a bit different
perspective, to think about this from the point of view of a developer who
doesn't want to be foreced to install non-free components to build a package
properly, rather than from the POV of a user.

see shy jo

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