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Re: mpich C++ transition status

* Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2005-10-05 01:28]:

> > octave-gpc needs a requeue (and I think that's all) on alpha and
> > mips, as it couldn't find libgpcl-dev and that package now appears to
> > be available. I'm not sure what's going on with it on ia64; it
> > installs libgpcl-dev and then can't find the header file from that
> > package.  Maybe (he says hopefully) a rebuild will help there too?
> > Should I mail the arch addresses @buildd.debian.org about those two
> > requeues?
> Actually, libgpcl-dev has been in the archive for alpha and mips, at
> the same version, since before sarge's release.  I think the issue is
> simply that the autobuilders aren't configured to draw
> build-dependencies from non-free; I've just checked with Ryan Murray,
> and he confirms this is a policy decision, not a bug.  So someone will
> have to hand-build octave-gpc on alpha and mips (and possibly the
> others).

Would it help if octave-gpc goes into non-free?  

BTW, is there anything in the Policy that prevents a package in contrib to
build-depend on a package in non-free?

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