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Re: recursive build-depends or similar

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 12:18:37PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> Build-depend on the library that your package uses directly.  Do not
> attempt to second-guess the library package's maintainer about the
> dependencies of that library; they are specified by the package.  In this
> case, you should build-depend on libc-client2002, and not the Kerberos or
> SSL libraries (unless your package also uses those directly, in an
> unrelated context).

And, of course, if libc-client2002 does not actually depend on all of the
libraries that it needs, that is a bug in libc-client2002 and should be
reported as such.

 - mdz

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