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Re: Injecting versions of build-deps in the deps

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 05:36:43PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 02 décembre 2007 à 19:35 +0100, Mike Hommey a écrit :
> > I think there is a problem using build dependencies for that purpose:
> > There are dozens of reasons why you want to build-depend on libfoo-dev
> > >= version that do NOT involve working around bugs in the library at
> > runtime. There are so many that it would just pollute a lot of
> > dependencies for a few interesting cases, and would sadly end up going
> > in the opposite way we are currently heading for with the addition of
> > dpkg-gensymbols.
> I can think of very few cases where you want to bump the
> build-dependency without bumping the runtime dependency as well.

Most of the versioned build dependencies in my packages are to
circumvent problems or changes in debian packaging of dev packages.
But maybe I don't maintain typical packages.


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