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

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 10:24:44PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> 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_
>           package),
> If you build with different tools, you have a different package.  "X

That's true if you define a package as an exact .deb, but not if you define
it as a source package (.orig.tar.gz/.diff.gz/.dsc). The latter seems to
be a more useful definition in the context of compilation, IMHO.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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