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Re: Dependencies on -dev packages

Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org> writes:

> What is the thinking behind always requiring libfoo-dev to depend on
> libbar-dev when libfoo depends on libbar?  I understand the need when
> /usr/include/foo.h contains
>   #include <bar.h>
> but if libfoo opaquely wraps libbar, why have libfoo-dev depend on
> libbar-dev?

Do you have a case where theres no #include <bar.h>? Then you would
just build-depend on libbar-dev.

If it works 100% without there is no need to depend.


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