Re: dependencies for autoconf
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 09:08:47 -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> I am torn between the two possibilities. On one hand, Debian
> policy is clear that packages should have full dependencies on
> all the programs that they may invoke.
I disagree with that. Quoting policy 7.2:
The `Depends' field should be used if the depended-on package is
required for the depending package to provide a significant
amount of functionality.
autoconf provides a significant amount of functionality without
automake, so there's no reason this should be a Depends imo.