Re: Depends on -dev package
On 2011-08-22, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "Bernhard R. Link" <email@example.com> writes:
>> * Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> [110822 19:59]:
>>> That's a fascinating point. I have never done that with any -dev
>>> package, since essentially every -dev package would require that, which
>>> seems rather silly. (There are almost no non-trivial C libraries that
>>> don't include standard C headers.) But there's no obvious reason why
>>> that shouldn't be required given the current Policy wording.
>> Which wording are you talking about?
> There are not, so far as I know, any exceptions for -dev packages from the
> normal requirements for Depends, which say simply:
> The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is
> required for the depending package to provide a significant amount of
> and given that C -dev packages are unusable in general without libc6-dev
> installed, that would, on the surface, seem to qualify.
Should it also depend on a c-compiler and recommend make? :)