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Re: FTWCA Policy Section 7.6 (Build-Depends/Build-Depends-Indep)


If this is the case, then I think lintian should be updated to tell
people this. It is in fact lintian that have made me do this kind 
of change for all the Arch: all packages that I maintain.

Please CC me as I'm not on this list anymore if you have comments
on my post.


// Ola

On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 07:42:42PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> Dear fellow developers,
>   Section 7.6[1] is an often misunderstood/forgotten part of the Policy
> that explains how Build-Depends and Build-Depends-Indep are used to
> build a package. Here is almost a copy&paste:
>    The dependencies and conflicts they define must be satisfied
>    in order to invoke the targets in debian/rules, as follows:
>    The Build-Depends and Build-Conflicts fields must be satisfied
>    when any of the following targets is invoked:
>       build, clean, binary, binary-arch, build-arch,
>       build-indep, binary-indep.·
>    The Build-Depends-Indep and Build-Conflicts-Indep fields
>    must be satisfied when any of the following targets is invoked:
>       build, build-indep, binary and binary-indep.
>   In particular, it means that having cdbs, yada, dbs, dh-make-php and
> other packaging helpers that are included from your debian/rules in
> B-D-I is wrong, and that having debhelper in B-D-I is wrong as soon as
> you use dh_clean in your clean target.
>   Such issues generally trigger FTBFSes as soon as the source generates
> one arch:any package. Though, as autobuilders do not rebuild source
> packages that only build arch:all binary packages, a lot of them are
> missed. In fact, it breaks pbuilder[2] and some other autobuilding
> tools.
>   I've listed all the packages that list dbs, cdbs, dh-make-php,
> debhelper, yada, dpatch or quilt in their Build-Depends-Indep, and ...
> 2106 source packages are affected, which rules out any mass bug filing.
> I've instead setup a dynamic (regenerated once a day) list of the
> packages with this bug on people.d.o[3]. Also note that most of those
> problems are already reported by lintian (at least for the usual patch
> helpers, debhelper and cdbs).
> Greetings,
>  [1] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html#s-sourcebinarydeps
>  [2] pbuilder asks you to install Build-Depends if you miss them, but do
>      not ask for B-D-I (and it *is* the right behaviour), and then
>      builds can fail.
>  [3] http://people.debian.org/~madcoder/policy_7.6_violation.txt
> --·
> ·O·  Pierre Habouzit
> ··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
> OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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