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unsure about Build-Depends

just got a message from buildd that I was missing yacc (bison) in my
Build-Depends. So I looked at the Makefile and also found
/usr/bin/lex there, making me add bison and flex to the Build-Depends
line in the control file.

But the it struck me: Why don't I have to specify gcc there? Is it
just assumed that everyone doing apt-get source and compiling will
have gcc installed? dpkg-dev does not depend on it, how does Debian
assure that gcc can even be executed on the system where a package is
to be built?

martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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 belong to the criminal classes."
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