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

Le jeudi 12 août 2010, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> I don't think anyone disagrees with this, including the ftp-masters.  The
> question is whether the source package also needs a copyright file of its
> own.

As we are distributing these files, it seems reasonable to document their
licence. But the Policy is not clear about that requirement.

Now, about compilation issue, for me, compiling a package means applying
whatever rule is needed to produce the target binary package. In the
case of a non-recompilable binary that gets stripped during this
process, the “compilation” we apply to is is a deletion, that is done
using tools from main.

The problematic binary being only in the source package, I do not think
it is relevant to oppose that “I cannot build the original tarball from
source using free tools”, because the original tarball is not meant to
be built from source, as it is the source.

As I saw no opponent to such a solution, then I shall simply keep the
binary Flash file and its source code on the original tarball, and strip
them at build time. Let me see what happens next.

Tanguy Ortolo

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