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Re: [Xen-devel] debian python-install.patch (3 of 5)

> > The latex2html issue is easy -- we should check to see whether the
> > latex2html binary exists, otherwise skip it.
> No, that's not correct.
> Even if the latex2html binary exists, you can't call it.  non-free things
> could be installed on the build host, but as long as you don't call them,
> you don't depend on them.
> There should be some kind of configure-like setup.

I'm sorry, I don't quite see the distinction here.  I'm not particularly 
familiar with Debian policy - does being able to take advantage of non-free 
software that happens to be present constitute a dependency?

> debian/changelog changes with each upload(version, changelog entry, and
> timestamp).
> Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to keep the debian stuff to myself. 
> It's just difficult to integrate with upstream(any upstream, not just xen).

OK, makes sense.  If it's going to cause trouble, perhaps you could maintain 
the Debian build system for the "real" packages separately but supply 
snapshots to check in every so often?  I agree it's not really ideal.


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