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Re: build essential home (is this really right?)

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 08:33:17PM -0800, Edward S. Peschko wrote:
> ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/build-essential/build-essential_6.tar.gz

That directory happens to contain build-essential packages for all

> or equivalent mirror, as an entry in a tarred, gzipped file that needs 
> uncompressing, inside the list essential-packages-list, and only available 
> after one does the make on the the package to generate it, and after someone 
> downloads a script language named 'hugs' to do preprocessing?

You shouldn't have to build build-essential. It's just a dummy package
depending on those essential packages.

> Package: build-essentials
> Build-Depends:	base-files, base-passwd, bash, bsdutils, debianutils, diff, etc..

$ apt-cache show build-essential
Package: build-essential
Depends: libc6-dev | libc-dev, gcc (>= 3:3.3), g++ (>= 3:3.3), make, dpkg-dev (>=


> There has *got* to be a good reason for this. I just can't see it.

That's the whole problem.

Joshua Kwan

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