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


On Sat, 2012-09-08 at 17:08:34 +1000, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> All the above problems may be addressed by using this package as
> alternative to optional build dependency like in the example below:
>     Build-Depends: libchamplain-gtk-0.12-dev | optional-dev,
>                    libopenipmi-dev | optional-dev

As other have mentioned I don't think this package is a good idea, but
then some of the cases this tries to address (the “optional” nature of
dependencies for derivatives for example) would get covered by my
build-profiles proposal in #661538, which as stated there might need
proper discussion here, etc.


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