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Re: Bug#4729: dpkg creates package with missing Depends:

On Wed, 9 Oct 1996 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:

> Package: dpkg-dev
> Version: 1.4.0 
> dpkg let me build packages without a Depends: file in debian/control. [1]
> Maybe some minimal sanity checks could be added to dpkg-genchanges?
> [1] It could be argued that I should file this as bug against myself :-) 
Maybe so ;-)

There ARE packages that have no depends. Almost any package that is
architecture independent probably has no depends.

I did some analysis of the packages in rex a while ago and found many
packages with no depends field. Although some of them "should" have had
libc5 in their depends, many more seem to be correct in their lack of

I don't see this as a bug in dpkg.


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