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Re: Bug#23935: elib dependence on make not defined

Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk> writes:

> Yet Another Emacsen Problem. AFAIK, this problem is specific to most emacsen
> packages - my own feeling is that its best to put the dependency in
> emacsen-common.
> Packages I KNOW use make are elib, cvs-pcl, emacs20 (see above), bbdb (already
> declares the dependency), calc (I based elib and cvs-pcl emacs handling on
> this pkg).

I'll mull this over for a bit, but unless emacsen-common needs make,
then I think each package should just have the required dependencies.
If, for example, emacs19's install doesn't need make, and the user
doesn't install any add-on packages, then they shouldn't be forced to
install make.  Now if I used make in emacsen-common, then that would
be different.

I do think that I need to add some verbage to debian-emacs-policy to
make it clear that you must declare install/remove script dependencies
in the package Depends..

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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