Re: Why are the buildds able to find a Build-Dep on their own?
> And isn't it a good idea to declare a build-dep even in this case?
> proftpd would FTBS if libacl1-dev would drop its dependency on libattr1-dev.
> Is there a commonly accepted rule on these particular cases?
There is. If the package directly depends on libattr1-dev (this usually
means it includes headers from libattr1-dev or links the library) then
the build dependency should be specified in proftpd.
If the package depends only indirectly on libattr1-dev, i.e. only
because libacl1-dev depends on libattr1-dev, the dependency should not
The rule of thumb you gave is the way to go:
If proftpd FTBS after libacl1-dev drops the dependency on libattr1-dev,
then it should build-depend on libattr1-dev, otherwise it shouldn't.
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