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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

Joey Hess wrote:
> IIRC, part of the source dependancy spec we have now agreed on on
> debian-policy includes a list of packages that are analagous to Essential
> packages, and are just assumed to be installed on any system you build a
> package on. That removes a large number of source dependancies.

Dale Scheetz wrote:
> Care must be taken that these Essential packages can be built using only
> Essential packages, or does this not seem necessary from your POV?

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> Are you saying that gcc should be Essential?

I think he means gcc is Essential in the sense explained by Joey,
i.e. "Source-Essential". This is of course ok according to your proposed
definition of "Source-Essential".


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