Re: A question about update-excuses (was Re: testing is broken)
On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 06:51:23PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> The majority of failures are missing or broken build-depends.
If so, why not alleviate the backlog by loading up the buildd
machines with a fuller set of -dev packages? This would let through
packages that omitted, say, a build-dep on the x libraries, and let
the porters concentrate on the more important bugs.
> It would be
> nice to have lintian enhanced to detect more cases of this kind of thing
That would be nice. Figuring out the build-deps is a royal PITA.