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Re: main or contrib?

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:48:24 +0900
Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> wrote:

> Le Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 02:25:31PM +0200, Bas Wijnen a écrit :
> from the policy:
> --------------------------------------------
> 2.2.2 The contrib category
> [...]
> I am therefore wondering wether this does not disallow the upload of a package
> whose "Depends" or "Recommends" are not satisfied, be it in main, contrib, or
> non-free (as it "must meet all policy requirements presented in this manual").

Re-read what you quote:

> Examples of packages which would be included in contrib are:
>     * free packages which require [...] packages which
>       are not in our archive at all for compilation or execution

So yes, you can put in contrib free bits of software that depend on things not in Debian to function.

Regards, Thibaut.

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