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.