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Re: mtr & policy

On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 06:19:23PM +0200, Norbert Tretkowski wrote:
> I have heared that the split of mtr in two packages, one with the
> graphical frontend and one without is against point 5.8 of the policy.

Not if he makes mtr-tiny standard, which he apparently is trying to do.

> The policy speaks only about xfree86-common and xlib6g. But the graphical
> frontend for mtr also needs glib and gtk.

The GTK+ library itself depends on xlib6g.  Thus graphical mtr has a
de-facto/transitive dependency on xlib6g whether it declares one or not.

> So, my question is, is this really against the policy?

If the override file cabal declines his request to make mtr-tiny standard,

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