Commit 7b811703 authored by Michael Hanke's avatar Michael Hanke

Justify placing this package into 'main'

parent 0cdc5a8d
Although this whole package is pointless without Matlab (a large non-free
something) the source package has been placed into 'main' for the following
It builds a 'matlab-dev' package that other source packages can build depend
on to figure out where to install MEX sources and M-files (analogous to the
way Octave packages provide this information via a Makefile snippet). This
-dev package has nothing to do with Matlab and should go into 'main', as
otherwise no source package that build-depends on it could go into 'main'.
That would be suboptimal for otherwise DFSG-compliant package that simply
also _can_ build MEX extensions (e.g. see the dynare-matlab package in the
The actual Matlab adaptor package is placed into 'contrib'.
......@@ -11,8 +11,10 @@ matlab (0.0.13) unstable; urgency=low
* Add runtime dependency on sudo.
* Improve documentation: Added examples to manpage, added README.Developers
for package maintainers.
* Add README.source with a justification for placing this source package
into 'main'.
-- Michael Hanke <> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:12:42 -0500
-- Michael Hanke <> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:26:02 -0500
matlab (0.0.12) unstable; urgency=low
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