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Re: debian/rules binary and build target dependencies clarification

Thanks a lot for the explanation.

2011/10/10 Thibaut Paumard <mlotpot.news@free.fr>:
> Hi,
> Le 08/10/11 19:51, Дмитрий Матросов a écrit :
>> 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?
> The idea is that architecture independent packages are not always built
> (actually, I believe they are _never_ automatically built, since they
> come with the source upload, and whatever binary package is uploaded
> with the source package is not rebuilt!)
> So Build-Depends-Indep should list those dependencies which only need to
> be installed to build the arch-indep packages, so that in the real-world
> situation where only the arch packages are built, those dependencies are
> not uselessly installed.
> On the other hand, there is no real-world use case to build _only_
> arch-indep packages, without the arch packages. So both build-arch and
> build-indep can count on anything listed in Build-Depends.
> The theory (and I'm not sure of how it currently works in practice) is
> that the autobuilders, most of the time, install only Build-Depends on
> call only binary-arch. On the developer's machine however (or on  a full
> rebuild), both Build-Depends and Build-Depends-Indep are installed, and
> both binary-arch and binary-indep are called.
> Regards, Thibaut.
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