Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato
On 29-Aug-00, 16:05 (CDT), Buddha Buck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Would it make sense to make policy something like "All official Debian
> auto-build machines will have installed this set of build packages: gcc,
> ..., and debhelper. Debian packages are not required to specify build
> dependencies on these packages."
That's pretty much the definition (or at least the *use*) of
Build-Essential: packages that may be assumed to be present, so that
they need not be listed in Build-Depends.
Repeating myself: listing a tool as build-essential does not mean that
packages are required to use it, just that packages my assume that the
tool is present.
Steve Greenland <email@example.com>
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