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Re: Summary? Re: source dependencies - and recomndations

On Aug 1, Yann Dirson <dwitch@monge.univ-mlv.fr> wrote:
> Steve Greenland writes:
>  > I don't like Case 2, mostly because I disagree that we ought to be
>  > solving that goal. If you want (re-)build the debian package, then it's
>  > not sufficient, if you don't, you're probably working with the original
>  > source anyway.
> I don't agree with this last sentence: using a debianized source is
> the best way to handle upgrades/uninstalls on a Debian machine. I
> think case 2 could be useful.

But then you'd want to build it like the maintainer, right? So that's
a case 1.

Think about this: Package A depends on B, because it requires
some functionality in B. User re-builds B, but only meets the
"Source-Depends", not the "Source-Suggests", so B is built with
non-Debian-standard functionality. When you install A, it installs OK,
because B is there, and the binary dependency is met, but then A fails
mysteriously because of B's missing functionality.


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