Re: Are build-dependancies mandatory?
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 12:11:41AM +0200, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 06:13:37AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> > > The policy says:
> > >
> > > A source package may declare a dependency or a conflict
> > > on a binary package.
> > Some 3.x policy version added build dependencies. If your package follows
> > said policy, then it must have correct build dependencies.
> I still don't understand why the policy (version 18.104.22.168)
> doesn't simply say "must" rather then "may".
Some packages don't build depend on any beside the build essentials. You
certainly need to make provision for them, so a simple s/may/must/ won't
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