Re: debmake 3.5.5 (source all) uploaded to master
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On Sun, 14 Dec 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:
> 'Santiago Vila Doncel wrote:'
> [ ... ]
> >Source: debmake
> >Binary: debmake
> >Architecture: source all
> >Version: 3.5.5
> > [ ... ]
> > * Add "Depends:" on awk (Bug #15697).
> I thought we had decided that this bug was due to base-files not
> depending on the virtual package "awk"? Since base-files is
> essential, that is the only package that need depend on "awk".
( Aha!, so awk is really a "essential virtual package"? :-)
( There was a discussion on debian-policy about this... )
Maybe you are right. I have done a quick grep "Depends:.*awk" on
/var/lib/dpkg/available and just three packages depend on it (including
However I don't see that base-files depend on awk, so I will remove
debmake awk dependency when somebody adds it to base-files (I will
probably do it myself).
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