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Re: Computing Build-Depends at build time (and other updates to debian/control)?

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 08:10:40PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > You're effectively asking for the interface to a Debian source package
> > to be redefined so that every package must be built twice: once to
> > discover its control file, and then again to actually build the
> > binaries.
> This would be incredibly useful for moving towards a world of
> automatic packaging based on whatever metadata upstream is already
> providing for other package management formats.

Not really.  This information is already available while building the
source, aka before the source reaches the archive.  So it can be used at
this stage.

It have nothing to do with recalculating the build dependency while
building binaries.


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