On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 09:44:15AM -0500, Bob Hilliard wrote: > Daniel Schepler <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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