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Re: Screw non-free.

Adrian Bunk wrote:
On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:28:59PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:

I've started occasionally building powerpc non-free packages with a
private sbuild installation (I should set up buildd too, but haven't got
round to it). It's relatively slow work since I need to check the
copyright files first, though.

Are there any packages in non-free that don't allow rebuilding?

I think in principle yes. I.e.:

- non rebuildable binaries packages (binary only packages)
- packages with license that don't allow you to redistribute modified binary
  (pine and mozilla are nearly at this level)
- packages that don't allow you to modify sources, and with actual buggy sources
  (not buildable with out libs, with 64-bit archs, with non popular archs, ..)

Technically only point 2 are not really rebuildable, but you should check
the other two cases, or you will loose time and resources.


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