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Q: Debian position on bundled libraries




Dear list,

Still investigating packaging opencpn[1]. In this context I have looked
into the bundling [2].

Here is some libraries to unbundle; this could certainly could be done,
However, the core issue is a few libraries which cannot realistically be
unbundled. One example is mygdal, a heavily patched subset of the gdal
package.

So, before proceeding with this work I'd like to know how to handle a
situation like this. Under what conditions (if any) is bundling actually OK?

I deliberately avoid the "convenience copy" term used by the Policy
Manual since i think the term bundled is more accurate here - the plain
copies are not a problem.


Cheers!
--alec

[1] https://opencpn.org/
[2] https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN/issues/1124