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Re: [Pkg-scala-maint] Binary blobs in source packages

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 07:29:23PM +0100, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> > I think the traditional expectation here is that compilers will do
> > their initial bootstrap using an out-of-archive binary, and that once
> > in the archive, they'll be maintained using a self-build-depends
> > instead.

> You mean having a circular build-dependency?


> That isn't great :/

<shrug> It's how self-hosting compilers work.  That's how the gcc package
works, too. :)

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