Buildd policy WRT non-free build dependencies?
These four packages currently fail to build on mips (and others):
-- contrib packages which b-d on non-free packages --
motv # needs libmotif-dev, orphaned, #379256
suitesparse-metis # needs libparmetis-dev, RC bug #478179
octave-gpc # needs libgpcl-dev
sivp # needs scilab-bin
The reason seems to be that the majority of buildds don't consider
non-free packages as build dependencies. Regardless of the intended
policy I believe this needs to be addressed for the release.