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Re: build-suggests?

On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Russell Coker wrote:

> The next version will have build-depends on libssl095a-dev, but I think that 
> it would be more accurate to have build-suggests.  So that if you can get the 
> libssl095a-dev then you should do so, but my program will work quite well 
> (with reduced functionality) if you don't.

As the packages should always be compiled with all the functionality that
is available, I would leave that, but in some cases weaker dependencies
could be necessary to break dependency loops (Branden, XF4.0 <->
glide3?). Something like Build-Recommends and marking the resulting binary
packages as "should be recompiled with all dependencies met RSN".


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