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Re: Updating build-essential package list

On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 at 10:49:21PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> And what objection do you have to making it build essential?
[it = debhelper]

I have an objection to making *any* helper package build-essential.
Basically, they are not *required* for build any packages.  If every
package can be made policy conforming without a helper package, then
I would be surprised if that helper was called essential for building

I also suggest you review the original discussion about the build-time
dependencies about a year ago.  Debhelper was considered then.
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