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Re: Packaging of dvd software

This one time, at band camp, Glenn Maynard said:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 01:21:36PM -0400, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > I have just asked on -mentors, and been referred to you for this
> > question, so here I am.  I am considering packaging a small (15K
> > compressed) utility that extracts data from video dvd's.  It does not
> > link against libdvdcss, although it will use it if found.  The program
> If it uses the library if found, then it links against it; it's just doing
> the linking itself (presumably with dlopen and friends) instead of having
> ld.so do it.

You are correct - I oversimplified when I didn't need to.  I really
meant to say it doesn't link against it at build time, and therefor
doesn't need to go into contrib only because of non-free Build-Depends.
Sorry to be unclear.

> Not being a requirement is significant, though, as it (in some cases)
> can keep a program from being forced into contrib.

Right.  This is what I meant to address.
> > Please cc: me, as I am not subscribed to -legal.  I have set the
> > Reply-To: header to reflect this.
> Reply-To only indicates what address to use when replying to you directly.
> In order to indicate that you want CC's on list followups, you need to set
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Gotcha - will keep in mind for the future.

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