On 26/03/17 01:01, Walter Landry wrote: > Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> #5 Declare GMP to be a system library. >>> >> (snip) >> >>> #5 was how Fedora looked at the OpenSSL library issue. Since Debian >>> has another viewpoint on OpenSSL I somehow doubt we would use it for >>> GMP. >> >> I would like to suggest to treat more libraries as eligible for the >> system library exception within Debian. > > The traditional interpretation as I understand it is that nothing > Debian ships qualifies for the the system exception. This is because > Debian ships everything together, and the system exception only > applies for components that do not accompany the executable. > Debian ships everything together? Really? Then why we need repositories and apt-get at all? I think that any package that is essential for the base OS (aka Priority: required) should qualify for the system exception.
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