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

On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 08:11:50PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 10:24:44PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > 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.

The quote above seems to refer to both, since it speaks of Depends and
Recommends (which only apply to binary packages) and Build-Depends
(which only apply to source packages).

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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