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Re: Build-Depends

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > Here is a link to a file hat I am using for autobuilding:
> > 
> >  http://buildd.debian.org/andrea/m68k/source-dependencies-unstable.gz
> Very useful, but should not be relied on completly. For example, it has this
> for aalib:
> aalib: ACL, libgpmg1-dev (>= 1.14-3), slang1-dev (>> 1.3.0-0),
>        libncurses5-dev (>= 4.2-3.1)
> Where ACL stands for autoconf, m4, libtool. [...]

Can somebody explain to me why autoconf, automake and libtool should
ever be in a build dependency? They were designed with the goal that
compilation should be possible without them (and m4).


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