On 09/30/2017 08:09 AM, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> On വെള്ളി 29 സെപ്റ്റംബര്‍ 2017 10:54 വൈകു, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> with npm not available in testing (and according to #857986 this will
>> not change in the near future), these node-* packages must be kept
>> out of testing, since they cannot be rebuilt in testing (regardless of
>> any external resources they might need additionally).
> 
> I don't think this interpretation of policy is correct. Packages in
> contrib can require packages outside archive for building or during
> execution.

Unstable is not outside the archive.

TTBOMK, there is only one package requiring non-redistributable software
outside the archive (since it is not even suitable for non-free) for
building: libdbd-oracle-perl (in contrib). It has
B-D: oracle-instantclient12.1-basic, oracle-instantclient12.1-devel

Anyway, I'm happy to see some of the problematic node-* packages in NEW
for moving to main!

Andreas

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