Re: Non-recompilable binaries in source and binary packages (Adobe Flash strikes again)
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>