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Re: What's the rule for dependencies of 'contrib' packages?

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> writes:

> 'muffin' isn't allowed into 'testing' because it depends on 'jdk1.1',
> which isn't in Debian.

> But 'muffin' is contrib.  I thought that 'contrib' packages were allowed
> to depend on packages not in the Debian archive.

qmail-qfilter has the same problem, depending on qmail.  qmail packages
are currently created by an installer package rather than being in the
archives themselves due to the completely bizarre redistribution rules of

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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