Re: perl in Build-Depends-Indep
Damyan Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> -=| Frank Lichtenheld, Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 03:58:11PM +0200 |=-
>> OTOH perl is indirectly build-essential via dpkg-dev, so it doesn't
>> really matter, I'm just wondering whether anyone ever actually thought
>> about that.
> Well, it would matter if dpkg-dev no longer depends on perl. Highly
> unlikely to happen soon, I admit
It would be nice to have perl officially declared Build-Essential, in that
case. I don't really want to add a Lintian check for something that's
actually pointless right now; it's a lot of make-work for maintainers.
(Particularly since Build-Depends-Indep doesn't really work -- maybe the
solution is to just drop the concept completely.)
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>