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Re: build-suggests?

On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Russell Coker wrote:

> My package Postal is best compiled with libssl095a-dev installed so that it 
> can support SSL.  However it will detect the lack of such support at build 
> time and be compiled without SSL if the header files aren't installed.
> 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.

You have to decide whether the program should be in main or in

- compiled with libssl095a-dev: non-US/main
- compiled without libssl095a-dev: main

If you upload it to non-US/main there's a libssl095a-dev, and if you
upload it to main there's no libssl095a-dev (and you should let it
Build-Conflicts with libssl095a-dev or there might be broken
dependencies if an autobuilder has libssl095a-dev installed).

> Russell Coker


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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