non-ubuntu packages (was Firefox and gnome dependencies

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Wed Apr 6 13:26:33 UTC 2005

<quote who="Derek Broughton">

> I don't consider it appropriate for a Debian-based distro to contain
> source-only packages - then it might as well be Gentoo.

They're not intended to be "source only packages", they just don't have
fulfilled build dependencies. This can happen for many reasons throughout
the archive.

- Jeff

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