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Re: limitation in build-depends

>>>>> " " == Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:

     > On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 12:20:45AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    >> On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Julian Gilbey wrote:
    >> >...  > (NB It might be worth then putting a check into the
    >> package build that > the correct library is installed.  You may
    >> well have already done > this, though.)

Normaly you use automake/autoconf and just insert a check for the
library into the configure.in file. If neigther one nor the other
library is installed, let the configure fail.

If you don't have a configure file, just make one and copy the
relevant stuff into the rules file, if you wish.

    >> Why should he need this? libkrb5-dev conflicts with heimdal-dev
    >> what means that if he Build-Depends on one of them the other
    >> one won't be installed when compiling.

     > But this assumes that the builder has taken the care to honour
     > the Build-Depends line.  Better not to assume such stuff!

Yes, DO assume such stuff. The autobuilder in action do and everything
would break if not.

If the autobuilder does not honor the Build-Depends, the package will
not build. Autobuilder gets fixeds. Storry ends.


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