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Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 08:22:16AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 06:21:55PM +0300, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> > I doubt you know what the logic was.
> No, I don't, because I can't see any logic in excluding debhelper.

I don't know how the decision ended up being made, but the argument
I presented at the time is that a dependency on debhelper is far more
likely to be versioned than the others are.  A package that makes use
of a new feature of debhelper is going to have to declare its own
build-depends anyway.

Richard Braakman

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