Re: packaging a tiny/trivial blob in a DFSG-clean way?
Marco d'Itri writes ("Re: packaging a tiny/trivial blob in a DFSG-clean way?"):
> This is an old issue which is well established, widely agreed and
> does not really need to be discussed again. The facts are:
> - if the source and the tools to build them are in Debian, then
> there is no DFSG issue
> - if some binary is shipped in the source package and not rebuilt
> automatically every time the package is built, then this is acceptable
> as long as the security team will not complain
> So I recommend that you ship this tiny program pre-built and add a
> target to debian/rules which manually rebuilds it.
I think this is the right answer.
Perhaps this should be documented somewhere.