Re: packaging-dev meta package
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Benjamin Drung <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 26.05.2011, 17:25 -0300 schrieb Fernando Lemos:
>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Benjamin Drung <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > A few days ago, we had a discussion in Ubuntu about a packaging-dev meta
>> > package. The problem is that users have to install a bunch of packages
>> > if they want to dive into packaging. Even some packagers get annoyed
>> > when they need to turn a newly installed system into a packaging
>> > environment. The solution would be a meta package that depends on the
>> > commonly used packages for packaging.
>> Isn't apt-get build-dep enough? Users can always use equivs for
>> something more specific.
> apt-get build-dep gets the build dependency for a specific package, but
> it wont give you devscripts for example.
I didn't realise you were going to send a mail to debian-devel too
(thought it'd just be ubuntu-devel), so I guess that'd mean make
devscripts a direct Rec if it ends up in Debian, because at the moment
it was being accounted for as a dependency of u-d-t