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Re: Bug#216492: FTBFS (unstable/all) missing build-dep

Cc'd to debian-devel, because I'm honestly unsure about this...

On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 09:51, Adam Conrad wrote:

> Package: libtool
> Version: 1.5-3
> Severity: serious
> libtool fails to build from source on all the buildds[1] due to a missing
> build-dep on texi2html.
libtool (and libtool1.4) *have* a build-dep on texi2html (and texinfo):

Build-Depends-Indep: debhelper (>= 4.0), texi2html, texinfo
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0), file, g77 | fortran77-compiler, gcj [!hppa !mips !mipsel]

My reading of policy suggests that this is correct:

     `Build-Depends-Indep', `Build-Conflicts-Indep'
          The `Build-Depends-Indep' and `Build-Conflicts-Indep' fields must
          be satisfied when any of the following targets is invoked:
          `build', `build-indep', `binary' and `binary-indep'.
[1]  If you make "build-arch" or "binary-arch", you need Build-Depends.  If
     you make "build-indep" or "binary-indep", you need Build-Depends and
     Build-Depends-Indep.  If you make "build" or "binary", you need both.

texinfo and texi2html are used in the "build" target.  As far as I can
tell this means that the buildd should be ensuring both Build-Depends
and Build-Depends-Indep are installed before running it.

Have I read policy wrong, or is policy not entirely in accord with

> [1] http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?arch=&pkg=libtool
> [2] http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?arch=&pkg=libtool1.4
The hppa, mipsel and mips builds didn't fail because of this -- they
failed because they couldn't satisfy the dependency on gcj which is
marked [!hppa !mips !mipsel].  Is this dpkg being broken?

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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