Re: Is debhelper build-essential?
Anthony Towns wrote:
Scott James Remnant wrote:
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:.
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?
Having the current debhelper be build-essential would fix the ~237 bugs
lintian finds for build-deps on debhelper that should be versioned, but