Re: Let's discuss big changes in Ruby packaging for squeeze+1
On 23/04/10 at 08:16 -0600, Joshua Timberman wrote:
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> On Apr 23, 2010, at 2:10 AM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> >No, we can't install packages ourselves (that are not in the
> >build-depends) during the build.
> Is the point actually that we can't /uninstall/ Build-Depends during
> the build?
The build is done by sbuild. sbuild installs the packages specified in
Build-Depends: as root, then extracts the source package, then calls the
relevant debian/rules targets, but as a normal user. Since the targets
are called as a normal user, we are in no position to modify the list of
install packages during the build.
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