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Re: testing, unstable, and dependencies

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:50:54PM +0100, guenter geiger <geiger@xdv.org> was heard to say:
> > Why is it important to link against libnpg3 ?
>   I don't have time to answer right now, so I suggest searching for
> libpng3 (and possibly "debacle" or "fiasco") on debian-devel.  I'll
> answer in more detail later.

Ok, searching, so you can keep your answer general, I rephrase to
"Why is it important to link against libfoo3 ..." :)

>   Bear in mind while reading the above that Build-Dependencies are
> dependencies for the *Debian package*, not for the software, and that
> their most important use is for autobuilders.

Ok, this, in turn means that there is no need for making backporting
easier, even for those packages where it would be possible.


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