Re: How free does a non-free package have to be?
Kalle Kivimaa <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Johannes Rohr <email@example.com> writes:
> > It seems to me that they just don't care at all about Debian. I really
> > wonder _how_ they build their debs. I mean: A binary package which has a
> > "Build-depends" field - wouldn't dpkg-buildpackage give an error message
> > on this?
> What makes you think they use dpkg-buildpackage? It is quite possible
> that they use only dpkg-deb. Been there, done that.
I suspect they use only ar(1) and tar(1). Or would dpkg-deb pack a
debian/rules file into control.tar.gz?