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Re: Bootstrapping from binary blob shipped in the source package

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> * Florian Weimer:
> > Some packages (notably compilers) avoid cyclic build dependencies by
> > shipping some sort of pre-compiled blob in the source package.  This
> > blob is then used to compile the package.
> >
> > Does this fullfil the requirement that packages in main must be built
> > from source code?
> Is there really no interest in this topic?

Are you sure there's a requirement that packages must *be built* from
source code? Do you have a reference for that?

I only recall a requirement that the corresponding source code must,
when compiled, result in the binary package. I don't know whether that
helps with this particular Gordian knot.

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