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Re: Debian Policy released

On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Joey Hess wrote:
> Russ Allbery wrote:
> >      7.8
> >           New `Built-Using' field, which must be used to document the
> >           source packages for any binaries that are incorporated into this
> >           package at build time.  This is used to ensure that the archive
> >           meets license requirements for providing source for all binaries.
> It seems that this was intended to apply to standalone binaries embedded
> into things like d-i initrds (which already use it), but as it's written
> it seems to apply to static linking of libraries as well.

This sort of sounds like Built-Using: only needs to contain things
which the package doesn't already Depends: (or perhaps even
Recommends:) on. [Which would resolve the archive licensing

Don Armstrong

America was far better suited to be the World's Movie Star. The
world's tequila-addled pro-league bowler. The world's acerbic bi-polar
stand-up comedian. Anything but a somber and tedious nation of
socially responsible centurions.
 -- Bruce Sterling, _Distraction_ p122

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