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Re: Question about linux-wlan-ng-firmware in main

Bas Wijnen <shevek@fmf.nl> wrote:

>> > I wasn't suggesting a new source package.  I assumed (and this has been
>> > confirmed in this thread) that it is possible to create a contrib binary
>> > package from a source package in main.
>> Where has this been confirmed?
> I've seen a response to
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2006/05/msg00324.html, but it isn't in
> the archive and I've already deleted it from my local mail box.  Perhaps it
> was only off-list.  Anyway, why wouldn't it be possible to put a Section:
> contrib/... in the binary package part of the control file?  Other overrides
> are possible there anyway.  Can someone confirm that this works?
>> I was convinced of the contrary since main, contrib and non-free are top
>> directories in the pool and I expected them to be self containing
>> (sources+binaries).
> That sounds plausible as well.

According to

the alsa-tools source package creates:

+Source: alsa-tools
+Section: sound
+Package: alsa-tools
+Package: alsa-tools-gui
+Package: alsa-firmware-loaders
+Section: contrib/sound

and this binary package is also not in
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/alsa-tools/, but in the
corresponding contrib directory.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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