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Re: Proposal - Deferment of Changes from GR 2004-003

On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 09:11:38 +0200, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> said: 

> On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:17:37PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG
> wrote:
>> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> writes:
>> > That doesn't matter. To date, the policy has always been that a
>> > package must go in contrib if it has a dependency on something in
>> > non-free which has no *current* free implementation.
>> Yes, that's right, but this refers to dependencies in the formal
>> sense, if I am not mistaken.

> You are mistaken. It also applies if a package needs a piece of
> software which isn't distributable by Debian, not even in non-free
> (for a concrete example, see the java packages that can't be
> compiled by free compilers)

	I think build dependencies are also dependencies in the formal

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