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

On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 11:57:43AM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> '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.
> Or is the rule that all dependencies of 'contrib' packages must be in 
> 'non-free', in 'contrib', or in Debian?  I didn't see any such rule.
> Perhaps a clarification is in order?

It's a bug in the testing scripts; explicit dependencies on non-Debian
packages in contrib packages aren't handled specially.


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