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.
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.