Re: Bug#488262: missing depends on rsync
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
severity 488262 wishlist
Ups, does everybody in the CDD team is called Andreas. ;-))
while trying to build debian-edu from svn in a clean lenny environment, make"
dist" didnt complete, because rsync wasnt installed. Please add it to
"dist" is not an official build target for Debian packaging, so even
though make dist might need rsync, that does not require changes to
This was the reason why I did not mentioned rsync. So it was somehow
intentionally. The reason is that in principle CDD authors can decide
to exchange the Makefile which currently contains basically
and in fact this Makefile is using rsync to build the dist target.
So I think a Suggests rsync should be done and we could discuss whether
a Recommends is apropriate (thinking about it now I tend to do so -
especially because having rsync on a machine does not really hurt anyway).
But a Depends sounds not really reflect reality. BTW, if you don't
like the rsync call at all you could get rid of it easily. I just
used it for convinience because it has the nice --exclude feature
which could be implemented by other means quite easily - so I would
hate adding a hard Depends if it is not really needed.
What do you think (Suggests / Depends / replacing rsync in the Makefile)
to solve this bug?