Re: Reproducible, precompiled .o files: what say policy+gpl?
On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 06:28:01PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> Note the exact words (I am assuming that Glenn copied them verbatim):
> the package in main must be buildable with tools in main
Exact words are:
In addition, the packages in _main_
* must not require a package outside of _main_ for compilation or
execution (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends",
"Recommends", or "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-_main_
If you build with different tools, you have a different package. "X
built with gcc" and "X built with icc" are very different things (just
as "X" and "X with x.patch and x2.patch applied" are different things).
> This package is buildable by tools in main. It meets the letter of the
> law. The spirit seems a bit ambiguous. Good case in point, the m68k
I hope we all agree that the spirit is what matters; people who ignore
the spirit and word-lawyer the letter are people to ignore.