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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.


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