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Re: Bug#383481: Must source code be easy to understand to fall under DFSG?

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 23:59:18 +0100 Sven Luther wrote:

> Nope, because you can ship the source code and the object file if you
> wanted.
> Already now, major parts of debian/main are not cleanly buildable out
> of the box, due to cyclic bootstraping dependencies.

But those major parts of debian/main are cleanly buildable using an
already functioning installation of debian/main, aren't they?
At least I *hope* those major parts are buildable using only packages
from debian/main, otherwise they would Build-Depend on out-of-main
components, which is a Policy violation for a package in main, AFAIK.

If what I have just said is true and confirmed, then *that* is the
difference: one thing is having cyclic bootstrapping dependencies that
make an already compiled and installed system necessary, a completely
different beast is something that needs an out-of-main compiler in order
to be compiled...

Or am I completely off track?!?

P.S.: I begin to doubt that each recipient still needs to be Cc:ed. 
Anyone who would like to be dropped from the Cc: list, please tell me!

But it is also tradition that times *must* and always
do change, my friend.   -- from _Coming to America_
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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