Joerg Jaspert <email@example.com> wrote:
> there are currently two ways to indicate what Debian considers
> "Build-Essential". There is the package build-essential and there is
> also a flag in the packages files.
> We think it was used to be able to calculate the B-E packages by "just
> looking at the packages files", but we do not see a good reason to have
> it so. Simply installing the build-essential package plus dependencies
> should do the trick too.
> As far as we know currently the main user of this field seems to be
> debootstrap in its buildd variant mode. If anybody else is using this it
> would be useful if we could know about it,
Just for reference, cdebootstrap does not use the field, it installs the