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


On 21.08.2016 11:03, Josh Triplett wrote:

> Mechanisms like shlibdeps, dh_perl, and other substvars allow packages
> to compute their Depends at build time.  This avoids hard-coding
> dependencies, simplifies upgrading the package to new versions, and
> makes transitions much easier.

Package builds typically happen in environments where the network is
unavailable, so any information that could influence this decision must
be contained in the source package itself (in which case the maintainer
can update the control file as well), or in a build dependency (in which
case that package could pull in the required other package).


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