Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato
On 20000830T112651-0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 29-Aug-00, 16:05 (CDT), Buddha Buck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Would it make sense to make policy something like "All official Debian
> > auto-build machines will have installed this set of build packages: gcc,
> > ..., and debhelper. Debian packages are not required to specify build
> > dependencies on these packages."
> That's pretty much the definition (or at least the *use*) of
> Build-Essential: packages that may be assumed to be present, so that
> they need not be listed in Build-Depends.
It's not the definition. One of the explicit design goals for the current
setup was that policy should not need to mention specific packages.
The definition is the following:
It is not be necessary to explicitly specify build-time relationships
on a minimal set of packages that are always needed to compile, link
and put in a Debian package a standard "Hello World!" program written
in C or C++. The required packages are called _build-essential_, and
an informational list can be found in
`/usr/share/doc/build-essential/list' (which is contained in the
(Debian Policy v. 220.127.116.11, section 2.4.2.)
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