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



Paul Wise wrote:
> 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.
>
> https://summit.debconf.org/debconf14/meeting/25/debdry-debian-dont-repeat-yourself/
> http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2014/debconf14/webm/debdry_Debian_Dont_Repeat_Yourself.webm
> https://wiki.debian.org/AutomaticPackagingTools

That describes the exact case that motivated me to raise this; the
uniform upstream packaging metadata used throughout the entire Cargo
ecosystem contains all the information needed to generate Build-Depends
(and Depends) on all other necessary Cargo packages.  I'd like to avoid
repeating that information.


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