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Re: Bug#687001: ITP: optional-dev -- fake (empty) dev package

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM, gregor herrmann wrote:

> Build-Recommends(-Indep)

I would be interested to see what real use-cases people wanted this
sort of thing for. Dimitry, which specific problem were you trying to
solve when you came up with optional-dev?

> But I see the use case, e.g. for packages that rebuild the
> documentation if some tool is available and just skip it gracefully
> and use the shipped version, if not.

We have the bootstrap stuff for that:




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