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Re: Is debhelper build-essential?

* Frank Küster 

| That's correct from the point of view of a buildd, or of a developer
| running a sid machine. But it is not correct for backporters: Imagine
| that packages are added to build-essential, or versioned dependencies in
| it are bumped to a higher version number. Then a package without
| Build-Dependencies, or with Build-Dependencies that can be fulfilled in
| stable, might still not build in a stable environment.

Which is why build-essential in sarge would be updated to depend on
debhelper now, so packages in etch could get rid of debhelper
build-deps.  People backporting from unstable to oldstable are on
their own, but I think that's ok and not a very interesting use-case.

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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