Re: Semi-contrib packages
On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 09:49:29PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> James Troup wrote:
> >Adam C Powell IV <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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