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