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Re: Reproducible, precompiled .o files: what say policy+gpl?

Le lundi 18 octobre 2004 à 19:22 +0200, Wesley W. Terpstra a écrit :
> So, when it comes time to release this and include it in a .deb, I ask
> myself: what would happen if I included (with the C source and ocaml
> compiler) some precompiled object files for i386? As long as the build
> target is i386, these object files could be linked in instead of using
> gcc to produce (slower) object files. This would mean a 2* speedup for
> users, which is vital in order to reach line-speed. Other platforms 
> recompile as normal.
> On the other hand, is this still open source?
> Is this allowed by policy?
> Can this go into main?

Main must be built with only packages from main.

If you really want to distribute a package built with icc, you should
make a separate package in the contrib section, and have it conflict
with the package in main.

The GPL doesn't restrict anything you are describing, as long as the
source is available alongside.
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