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Re: Build-Depends-Indep: debhelper, utilizing it in debian/rules clean


On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 15:47, Roland Stigge wrote:
> consider #216747, where a package declares "Build-Depends-Indep:
> debhelper" and uses e.g. dh_clean in the debian/rules clean target.
> Build-Depends-Indep is defined to be satisfied in the build,
> build-indep, binary and binary-indep targets, but not in clean.
> For the main distribution, "grep Build-Depends-Indep .../Sources|grep
> debhelper|wc -l" results in 1871 packages. I didn't check all of them
> but I doubt that many of them also declare "Build-Depends: debhelper" or
> don't use dh_clean in the clean target. So >>1000 source packages seem
> to behave like the package in #216747.

Andreas Metzler wrote:
> I think you are overestimating the issue. Contrary to policy the
> buildds do not install Build-Depends-Indep when running
> debian/rules build
> so these bugs are found fast.

What this (and the ongoing whole thread) seems to say to me is that
buildds don't conform to policy. That's great! But it's not _directly_
connected to the question I asked (of which severity the bug described

I'm concluding that you want to say to me that as long as the buildds
have the current "relation" to policy, I shouldn't care any further
about this issue (but then, #216747 isn't serious).

Otherwise, please explain.



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