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Re: limitation in build-depends

On Thu 11 Jan 2001, Julian Gilbey wrote:

> The autobuilder may be OK, but sometimes packages are built manually,
> and we wouldn't want those to go wrong either.

Why doesn't dpkg-buildpackage check the Build-Depends line?
I wouldn't expect it to go and install / remove / whatever
packages to fulfill the Build-Depends, but it could check that
the packages listed are installed and fail if they're not.

Paul Slootman
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