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Re: Source-Depends implementation

Ben Collins <bmc@visi.net> writes:

> People have been asking for it, so here it is if any one wants to
> write the policy for using it.

Write policy around a `little hack' (your words)?  Hmm.
> There is no versioning of the Source-Depends either since I didn't
> think it would be necessary.

You're wrong, they're very necessary.
> All it does is included the Source-Depends field into the .dsc file.
> This can later be used by apt or dbuild/buildd to verify that all
> needed packages are installed for building.

sbuild already does this...  (with it's own source dependencies
generated from the dependencies of the binary package(s) of the source
package and manually added source dependencies).


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