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Re: Is debhelper build-essential?

Anthony Towns wrote:
Scott James Remnant wrote:

The stats:
  8,920  source packages in Debian unstable main.
  8,254  declare a build-dependency on debhelper
  = 92% of packages build-depend on debhelper.
Is that sufficient to declare it build-essential?
Also of interest is that some 1300 packages would no longer need to declare a Build-Depends: at all with those changes, and another 1200 wouldn't need to declare a Build-Depends-Indep:.

Oh, also:


Having the current debhelper be build-essential would fix the ~237 bugs lintian finds for build-deps on debhelper that should be versioned, but aren't.


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