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Re: Bug#70269: automatic build fails for potato

On Fri 01 Sep 2000, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> 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.

It would be useful if dpkg-buildpackage checked it then.
I thought it did, and exactly what you describe ("crapping out")
happened, even though there _were_ build-depends. That sucked to
the extreme (yes, it was a huge package and yes, it happened near
the end).

Paul Slootman
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