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Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato

On 01-Sep-00, 12:10 (CDT), "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org> wrote: 
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > I think I miswrote earlier: I wrote "build-essentials" when I should
> > have written "Build-Depends". And I'd wager that the vast majority
> > of the Debian developers have no need at all for Build-Depends.
> What about for users who want to rebuild the package for whatever
> reasons?  Many times you get half way through some huge package and it
> craps out because you didn't have some esoteric header file or
> library.  Build-depends is invluable for avoiding those kinds of
> annoyances.

Those people would be equally well served by a note or check at the
beginning of the debian/rules file; we didn't need policy and a new
control file headers for that.


Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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