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Re: Keeping information on the build system

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 05:52:51PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Yann Dirson wrote:
> > I thought it may not be unreasonable for a build mechanism to depend
> > on build-essential, or else I missed the purpose of this package.
> What if I just want to build, say, debconf (which really build depends on
> nothing in build-essential except make and dpkg-dev), and I didn't
> really feel like installing a useless C compiler to do it.

Right.  But that problably just means that the set of build-essential
packages is wrongly defined.

I think it would make sense to separate it into Build-Essential and
Build-Essential-Indep.  That appears to give the exact result you

Doing this seems to imply that both lists must be in a
build-essential-indep package, and then we can depend on this one.

Objections ?
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