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Re: Packages removed from frozen

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 12:37:51AM -0600, David Starner wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 10:20:20PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >         gcc would be something that I would be willing to give special
> >  dispensation for - espescially since I know it tests itself on
> >  passes 2 and 3. Gcc is, therefore, part of the set of packages we
> >  call build essentials.
> > 
> >         However, this is not a dispensation that should be lightly
> >  given. Bootstrapping from scratch should be kept to a bare minimum of
> >  preinstalled packages -- the build essentials.
> What do you mean "dispensation"? You're trying to add a special rule
> that programs can't build-depends themselves, which isn't found or implied
> anywhere in the DFSG or Social Contract. In fact, it contradicts the Social
> Contract, which says we will support our users.

Horse puckey.

This is a technical issue, and has nothing to do with the Social Contract.

G. Branden Robinson            |
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branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |     3.1 or better, so I installed Linux.
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