Re: Circular Build-Depends; am I their only enemy?
On Nov 1, 2003, at 11:38, Ian Lynagh wrote:
A problem with what you are suggesting where build-recommends would
is that we would have packages built and in the archive that are not
complete until another upload is done once the other build-recommends
are built - and the maintainer might not even know if it's all handled
silently like normal builds.
Well, I'm suggesting that normally Build-Recommends should be treated
like Build-Depends. The exceptions would be manual builds done
explicitly to ignore the recommends, and rebuilds of the world from
source (like porting to a new arch.)
I don't see how this results in the above --- please explain further if
its not just me failing to sufficiently explain my idea.