2012/8/17 Bernd Zeimetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> But it usually does and also results in a source tarball which is
> missing essential pieces of the software, so people who download it for
> non-Debian usage will fail to run the shipped source just because we
> removed an otherwise free piece of software.
This does not make sense if the removed pieces are useless, as the
core of this discussion is about.
I also don't see the point of providing dozens of convenience copies
of the very same third-party software bundled with every single pet
package. If a software really needs a third-party software, just warn
in $buildsystem_of_choice and in INSTALL file.
Upstream should be really taugth not to reinventing the wheel again
and again and again...