[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#851339: fonts-firacode: package in Debian with non-Debian build dependencies

Ben Finney bignose at debian.org
Sat Jan 14 10:27:13 UTC 2017

Control: retitle -1 fonts-firacode: package in Debian with non-Debian build dependencies

On 14-Jan-2017, Ben Finney wrote:

> Thank you for determining the absence of the source form for this
> work; I see the comment in ‘debian/copyright’ added for this package
> version, informing the reader the package in Debian does not have
> the source form of the work.

My apologies, I mis-read that comment. I thought it referred to
“proprietary software glyphs” as a source for of the glyphs in the

I see now that this refers to a proprietary program named Glyphs, as a
program used in the build procedure.

So the correct description of this bug is that the package must not be
in Debian until all its build dependencies are also in Debian. See
<URL:https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html> “Non-Main”.

Packages that have a build dependency on a non-Debian package may be
in the “contrib” archive area.

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Ben Finney <bignose at debian.org>
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