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Re: Bug#857394: Debian Policy violation -- libgegl-dev contains duplicate copy of openCL library files

Control: reopen -1
Control: found -1 gegl/0.3.8-3

Hi Ian.

On 2017-04-14 at 05:34 (-0700), ian_bruce@xxxxxxx wrote:
> I was right -- it IS a Debian Policy violation:
>     * 4.13 Convenience copies of code *
>     Some software packages include in their distribution convenience
>     copies of code from other software packages, generally so that users
>     compiling from source don't have to download multiple packages.
>     Debian packages should not make use of these convenience copies
>     unless the included package is explicitly intended to be used in
>     this way. If the included code is already in the Debian archive in
>     the form of a library, the Debian packaging should ensure that
>     binary packages reference the libraries already in Debian and the
>     convenience copy is not used. If the included code is not already in
>     Debian, it should be packaged separately as a prerequisite if
>     possible.
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#s-embeddedfiles
> That seems to describe this situation EXACTLY.

OK. But "should" != "must".

Anyway, I'm reopening the bug report for the sake of issue tracking.

I'm very sorry but given that:

 - Debian is not my paid work,
 - I don't have time to work on this right now,
 - we are in hard freeze

I'm not able to fix this in the next future... but your patches are
always welcome. ;)

Feel free to join the maintenance, if interested.


Matteo F. Vescovi || Debian Developer
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