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Re: Architecture independent binaries and building from source

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 12:12:43PM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:

> If a package includes source as well as a platform independent binary (any
> byte-code for example), is it *required* (i.e. policy MUST) that the
> binary be rebuilt from source? To be DFSG free it certainly must be
> possible to rebuild it from source.

It should be possible for the user to download the source package, make some
modifications, and build a new binary package which will incorporate their
changes.  If you have done any necessary work to make this possible, then I
see no reason why the binary should not be rebuilt every time.

 - mdz

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