Re: Source dependencies
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On 23 Feb 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> It might be useful to designate a set of packages as essential to any
> compile and then not list them - gcc, make, perl, libc5-dev, etc.
Yes, this would be nice.
However (oops!) there is no reason why a source package would have to
depend precisely on libc"5"-dev. We will want this source packages to be
compiled under libc6 one day! :-) Of course if we do not list it, no
problem. (I suppose this would be as depending on a virtual package
provided by both libc5-dev and libc6-dev).
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