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Re: dpkg-buildpackage now reorganizing debian/control Depends field??

On 2/22/08, Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org> wrote:
> As I said, for APT, the order has meaning _always_.
>  apt-get install foo bar
>  Is completely different of
>  apt-get install bar foo

Then having a unique, well-defined order of packages in Depends is a
good idea. If packages aren't sorted their order is undefined (not all
of the dependencies are added by hands, many of them come from
substitution variables). So, the order may change from build to build.
Since it is important for APT then this situation should be avoided.

Sergei Golovan

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