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Re: Is debhelper build-essential?

Frank Küster wrote:
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.

No, he means backport the packages referenced by build-essential so you can satisfy its dependencies. So if build-essential depends: dephelper >= 3, and debhelper 4's in unstable, you should only need to make sure you've got a version >= 3.


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