On 2016-10-13 22:39, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> On 14458 March 1977, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> > If I package a compiler and put y.tab.c in the package, drop
> > grammar.y in d/m-s/, would it be OK or not?
> If you come up with a good reason for it, yes. But I doubt you would
> find one here.
Let's say I need a special tool to compile it, e.g.
bison-priscus, and I don't want to package it for Debian?
> > If I don't even check that bison actually can process the file, would
> > it still be OK?
> You as the maintainer have to guarantee that the file is buildable with
> tools available in main. You can't if you don't ever check this.
IIUC, this is exactly the situation of epoch.js in
knot-resolver-module-http. I assume, it has not been build from
its original *.coffee sources, because the make tool (gulp) is
not in Debian. So the package must go into contrib?