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Re: Bootstrapping from binary blob shipped in the source package

fw@deneb.enyo.de wrote:

>> 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?

There is nothing wrong with using a precompiled compiler to bootstrap
the package in Debian, but after there is a working package in the
archive it should not be used anymore (for reliability issues, not
freedom issues).
And anyway, a working binary program is not a "pre-compiled blob".


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