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Re: Semi-contrib packages

James Troup wrote:

Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct@mit.edu> writes:

Can I "Build-Depends: ccc [alpha], cfal [alpha]" and still have the
source package in main?

No, that would violate policy (2.1.2).

Right, thanks for pointing this out (I need to RTFP :-). So the source would become contrib, because some of the binaries would need contrib software to build on one platform. But then, can I put the gcc/g77-built binaries in main? Hmm, doubtful.

I guess the proper way to do this would be to assemble a separate contrib "petsc-dec" source package. But then, the additional petsc_2.1.0.orig.tar.gz would take another ~7 megs on the mirrors!

So maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all. I'll just leave it as-is, with instructions for building the faster version with ccc/cfal.


-Adam P.

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