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Re: unsure about Build-Depends


martin f krafft wrote:
> 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?

Packages marked 'Essential: yes' or Build-Essential packages should not
be in Build-Depends[-*]: or Depends:

A list of these packages can be found in:

less /usr/share/doc/build-essential/essential-packages-list
less /usr/share/doc/build-essential/list



Rene Engelhard
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