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Re: Non-recompilable binaries in source and binary packages (Adobe Flash strikes again)

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> No.  There is no sensible way to do this.  The problem is inherent:
> the binary packages in main have to be rebuildable using the source
> package (and supporting binary packages eg compilers) in main.

> If you have this situation you have to have two separate source
> packages; one in main which builds only the free parts, and one in
> non-free which builds only the non-free parts.

I don't believe this is correct.  Source packages in main can build
binaries in contrib, and I believe the problem with not being able to
rebuild with free tools is more of a contrib thing than a non-free thing.

But I'm not certain, which is why I was hesitating to reply to the first

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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