Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato
On 30-Aug-00, 04:21 (CDT), Richard Braakman <email@example.com> wrote:
> I don't know how the decision ended up being made, but the argument
> I presented at the time is that a dependency on debhelper is far more
> likely to be versioned than the others are. A package that makes use
> of a new feature of debhelper is going to have to declare its own
> build-depends anyway.
It is not unreasonable to assume that the latest-and-greatest version of
all the build-essential packages will be installed. If one is concerned
about back-building (e.g. a woody package on a slink machine), then you
need to worry about compiler and libc versions as well, so you might as
well build everything.
Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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