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Re: Bootstrappable Debian - a decision is needed, patches exist

On Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:05:30 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > And practical usage has shown that distinguishing between bootstrap, cross
> > and test deps is genuinely useful.  Doko has also expressed this opinion,
> > and in is one of the few people that has used this seriously.  So I really
> > wouldn't want to go back to the simple 'Build-Depends-Stage1: <stuff>'
> > implementation.  I agree with Guillem on this.
> Distinguishing between test deps and build-deps is purely an optimization,
> it doesn't enable any fundamentally new capabilities.

Slightly different topic but:
Having build and test requirements separated would also help for
autopkgtest, cf. eg. #720458.


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