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Are build-dependancies mandatory?

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 06:00:07AM -0500, BugScan reporter wrote:
> Package: cvs (debian/main)
> Maintainer: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <epg@debian.org>
>   95263  missing build dependency

The policy says:

      A source package may declare a dependency or a conflict
      on a binary package.

Then why is missing build dependency considered an RC bug?
I know build-depends is a good thing, but shouldn't the policy
be changed then?

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>
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