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Re: A question about update-excuses (was Re: testing is broken)

Steve M. Robbins wrote:
>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?

Yeah, that would help in a lot of cases.  But if we're going to do that, 
missing build-depends will never get noticed, and we might as well just throw 
in the towel and make those packages build-essential. 

I'll see if I can find the time to add these extra abilities to lintian.  The 
technology already exists in sbuild so it shouldn't be too hard.


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