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Re: Bug#12672: dpkg-dev in wrong place.

On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Greg Vence wrote:

> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > 
> > On 11 Sep 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> > 
> > > Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > >
> > > > Dpkg-dev_1.4.0.19 is in the utils section of hamm. It should be
> > found in
> > > > the devel section.
> > >
> > > No, devel is for program development.
> > 
> > dpkg-dev is THE fundamental program development tool!
> > 
> I would have guessed gcc. :)  But its a good 3rd place candidate after a
> debuger.

While I understand your statement, but there are many packages that don't
ever use gcc (or a debugger) that couldn't be built without dpkg-dev. I
wasn't really implying that it was the only one, but Debian couldn't be a
distribution without it. (Of course there wouldn't be any Linux
distributions without gcc.)

Even if it is placed last on the list of "important" tools, it is still a
development tool.

I realize that these distinctions may be muddy to some. My reason for
submitting the bug was that having dpkg-dev in utils makes it hard to
find. Of course after this thread, everyone knows where it is...


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