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Re: Source dependencies

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:

> 	Why should the source dependencies not be recorded in the
>  deb-control file?

If you're recompiling the source, you would obviously have the source
and dsc.  You might not have the deb binaries.

> 	Secondly, I use dpkg-buildpackage, and hence never generate my
>  dsc file by hand,

Presumably dpkg-source would be modified to add the field to the
generated dsc file.

> 	When it comes to building packages (where source dependencies
>  have a role), I think a different set of packages than the Essential
>  set are required.

Yes, of course.   It would be a superset.


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