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Re: unsure about Build-Depends

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 12:04:25AM +0200, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> was heard to say:
> 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?

  See policy 2.4.2.



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