On 11208 March 1977, Norbert Preining wrote: > Other questions arising from this: > What if upstream ships a pdf AND the source, but the generation of the > pdf relies on not-available fonts. If you know it -> contrib. (And one should know, as one should try rebuilding it at least once). > I would still ship this pdf into my Debian package out of the following > reasons: > - the source is present, no freedom is taken: The document is present, > the source code. > - the pdf can be regenerated albeit with minor quality. Thats different to "relies on not-available fonts". Relies == cant be build without them. > - shipping the higher quality document helps the user more than shipping > a lower quality document > Is this something which would be accepted? Not if I can somehow detect it. main is pretty simply defined as "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)," which your package would do, if it can't build without some extra fonts. It could go into contrib. -- bye Joerg A.D. 1517: Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the church door and is promptly moderated down to (-1, Flamebait).
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