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Re: Build-Suggests?

On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 11:38:35AM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> Quick question: is there such a field as a Build-suggests: ? One of the
> packages I'm maintaining (Smurf) has i18n support, but the build process
> does not *require* gettext -- it will support i18n if gettext is
> available, but it will compile just fine without it. So, I'm a bit
> reluctant to add gettext to theh Build-depends: line, since it isn't
> strictly required. The cleanest (IMHO) solution is to have something like
> a Build-suggests: line.
> Is there such a thing already? :-)

No, and the general idea is that we don't want to support "could be built
a different way" because autobuilders, and NMU's need to make sure they
build it the same way all the time.


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