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Re: Reproducible, precompiled .o files: what say policy+gpl?

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 01:33:07PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Josselin Mouette writes:
> > Main must be built with only packages from main.
> Packages in main must be _buildable_ with only packages from main.


This slight difference in wording sounds to me like I would indeed be able
to include prebuilt object files, so long as the package could be built
without them. Is that correct?

The actual text in policy is:
* must not require a package outside of main for compilation or execution
(thus, the package must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends", or
"Build-Depends" relationship on a non-main package)

This wording appears to back up what you say (John).
The clause 'must not require' is fine with my case. Since the source files
can be rebuilt with gcc, icc is not required. Execution is a non-issue.

At this point my question is only academic; the pure-gcc in main,
icc-prebuilt in contrib solution seems to solve my concerns just as well.

Wesley W. Terpstra

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