Re: A problem with Build-Depends
On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Dale E Martin wrote:
> Lintian is saying to me:
> ~/debian> lintian cdparanoia_3a9.8-1.dsc
> E: cdparanoia source: package-uses-debhelper-but-lacks-build-depends
> But in my control file I have:
> Source: cdparanoia
> Build-Depends: libc6-dev
> Build-Depends-Indep: gcc
> Section: sound
> Priority: optional
> Maintainer: Dale E. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Standards-Version: 3.1.0
> a) Why is lintian complaining?
You need debhelper and it is not in your Build-Depends.
> b) Are my Build-Depends simply silly? (I.e. is it safe to assume you've
> got gcc and libc6-dev installed if you're building a package?)
Read policy: You can assume essential: Yes packages and the
build-essential package to be installed.
You cannot assume debhelper is installed - write a proper
Build-Depends line for it.
1. Depends: libc6-dev | libc-dev, gcc, g++, make, dpkg-dev (>= 126.96.36.199)
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