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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:
> Russ Allbery writes:

>> 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.

> Well, some maintainers have been rebuilding source packages to remove
> things like RFCs and non-free-GFDL documentation.  Perhaps not
> everyone has.

RFCs are definitely non-free because they're unmodifiable.  They can't
even be in contrib.  What I'm not sure about is software that's freely
modifiable but just requires non-free tools to build after modification.
I know that's okay for contrib, and I know it's not okay for main in
packages, but I wasn't sure if it was okay for main source packages if
it's not installed in a main package.

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

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