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Re: Debian MIA check

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 07:40:01AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:

> On Wed, 14 May 2003 06:59, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > tcsh as a build-dependency?  Seems like a bug in openoffice.  That
> > should be fixed regardless of whether we keep tcsh.
> Why is it a bug for the compilation of a program to depend on one of the
> many script interpreters in Debian?
> If the upstream authors want to write shell code that can only be
> interpreted by tcsh in their build scripts then it shouldn't be a bug in
> the Debian package as long as the tcsh package remains in Debian IMHO.

Not everything that upstream authors do is sensible.  As I'm sure you know,
upstreams do a lot of things which are clearly not.  It doesn't imply any
malice on their part, or that of Debian, to say that it is not the way it
should be done.

 - mdz

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