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Re: Debian Policy released


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:01:39AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> 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.

He didn't deny that, but if you have static libs or header-only "libraries"
you don't have a Depends/Recommends: on the lib.



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