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Re: Are build-dependancies mandatory?

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Marcin Owsiany wrote:

> 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?

Some 3.x policy version added build dependencies.  If your package follows
said policy, then it must have correct build dependencies.  Note, that said
policy version itself is not mandatory.

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