Re: Computing Build-Depends at build time (and other updates to debian/control)?
Ian Jackson writes ("Re: Computing Build-Depends at build time (and other updates to debian/control)?"):
> If you want to catch failures of the maintainer to do the update, you
> can run your autogenerator in some kind of checking mode during
> debian/rules. The result will be that your package FTBFS when the
> control file is out of date. This is only a reasonable thing to do if
> the control file depends only on other things in the same source
Here is an example from one of my own packages. It concerns
debian/tests/control but the same principles apply:
> If your control file depends on anything else, such a check would
> probably be an inconvenience (or worse) to anyone trying to backport
> your package, and might hinder security updates too.
I have quoted that again because I think it's important and don't want
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