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Re: Bug#139185: dict-gcide: Build-Depends-Indep: dictd

On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 09:44:15AM -0500, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> Daniel Schepler <schepler@math.berkeley.edu> writes:

> > Without the dictzip program present in the dictd package, the
> > resulting package is much larger than if dictzip is available.

>      A source package may declare a dependency or a conflict on a binary
>      package, indicating which packages are required to be present on the
>      system in order to build the binary packages from the source package.
>      This is done with the control file fields `Build-Depends',
>      `Build-Depends-Indep', `Build-Conflicts' and `Build-Conflicts-Indep'.

>      I believe it would be a policy violation to list a
> Build-Depends-Indep: that is not required.  In this case a

Is including a compressed database a feature of the Debian package?  If
so you need a build dependancy so that the Debian package is built from
the Debian source package.  If not then it seems like a bug that you're
wasting disk space...

>      I request comments from the developers on the validity of this
> bug report.

The bug report seems completely sensible.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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