Bug#619284: [buildd-tools-devel] Bug#619284: ispell: FTBFS: No rule to make target `…/american-english-insane', needed by `american.xxl+.mwl'
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 21:30:49 +0100, Robert Luberda wrote:
> I implemented a work-around in ispell 3.3.02-3, so the bug no longer
> affects ispell. But the issue still exists, and I think it's the Policy
> to blame of it in the first place. Build-*Indep fields are pretty much
> useless if build-arch and build-indep targets are optional - and I
> believe this should be fixed in Policy:
Well that's not true, plenty of packages successfully use
Build-Depends-Indep (by doing the work from binary instead of build).
Yes, it's suboptimal, but it doesn't make Build-Depends-Indep useless.
And reassigning this bug to policy is just pointless when there's
already years old bugs about this same issue and a lot more discussion
and info. This bug was about your package not building, nothing else.