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Re: Package separation/naming conventions


Ole Streicher <debian-devel@liska.ath.cx> writes:
> Is the division into main and contrib done automatically based on the
> dependencies to non-free packages?

No, it is done by hand using the Section field in debian/control.

> And if a package requires a non-free
> package to build, will it automatically go to contrib, even if the
> package itself (like libwcs4) has no dependency to non-free?

If it has a contrib/non-free build-dependency, the source package needs
to go to contrib as well.  It cannot build binaries in main in that


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