>> 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?

Seriously, the question in this thread? Where the initial mail is the
answer of the question?

>> > If I don't even check that bison actually can process the file, would
>> > it still be OK?
>> No.
>> 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?

Yes, thats what contrib is for. "require stuff outside main to build or

bye, Joerg

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