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Re: distributing precompiled binaries

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 09:51:46AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > The PDF needs to come with sources to build the corresponding PDF
> > *using only free software in Debian*, or it's not acceptable for
> > Debian.
> > The same needs to be true of any binary in Debian, AIUI.
> The DFSG does not say this.  Source is only mandatory for programs under the
> DFSG as written.

That's taking the example from the explanation to be the complete

Also, a PDF is a program for a certain type of interpreter.
The "Source missing" entry in the REJECT-FAQ is "Your packages
contains files that need source but do not have it. These include PDF
and PS files in the documentation."

In the remuco package, the jar's definitely a program anyway.

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