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Re: debian/rules binary and build target dependencies clarification

2011/10/7 Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>:
> * Дмитрий Матросов <sgf.dma@gmail.com> [111007 16:27]:
>> But in the section 7.7 of Debian policy manual:
>> > clean, build-arch, and binary-arch
>> >    Only the Build-Depends and Build-Conflicts fields must be satisfied when
>> >    these targets are invoked.
>> > build, build-indep, binary, and binary-indep
>> >    The Build-Depends, Build-Conflicts, Build-Depends-Indep, and
>> >    Build-Conflicts-Indep fields must be satisfied when these targets are
>> >    invoked.
>> And footnote 55:
>> > Anyone building the build-indep and binary-indep targets is assumed to be
>> > building the whole package, and therefore installation of all build
>> > dependencies is required.
>> So, as i understand, in this case dependencies will look like
>>    binary : binary-arch  binary-indep
>>    binary-indep : build-indep build-arch               <----?
> What you write here looks like makefile dependencies, i.e. like
> something written in debian/rules. In that sense it is obviously
> wrong. Nothing says you must have called build-arch to be able
> to run build-indep or binary-indep.
> All it says is that people are not required to add things to
> "Build-Depends-Indep:" which are already in "Build-Depends:".

So, this means that there is no strict relationship between content of
Build-Depends-* field and build-* target dependencies like:
"'Build-Depends' field contains all dependencies for 'build-arch' target
and nothing more", or "'Build-Depends-Indep' contains all dependencies
for 'build-indep' target and nothing more". Am i understand you correctly?

> P.S: Note that currently Build-Depends-Indep is not working as
> Debian is stalled in a decade old dream for a technical solution,
> so one has to put everything in Build-Depends anyway...

Well, i just want to understand theory :)

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