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Re: Is debhelper build-essential?

Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> wrote:

> In effect, if you're building unstable packages on stable, the first
> thing you should build is unstable's build-essential.

Are you kidding? Well, this is okay if we're talking only about added
packages or higher versioned depends. But you can't mean "backport all
packages in build-essential in the versions in unstable" - that would
mean backporting libc6, and then it wouldn't be a backport any more.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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