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Re: Build Dependancies

On Fri, Mar 24, 2000 at 09:53:45PM +0000, Chris Clearwater wrote:
> 	I just subscribed to this list  yesterday so I dont know what has been
> discussed here,  but I was wondering if it would be possible to implement build
> dependancies in debian packages along with the normal ones (run) .  Build dependancies
> would described what packages would be needed to compile a package and run would
> be just what is needed to execute it.  If something like this was done it would
> be easy to edit apt to get the dependancies when installing source packages or
> someone could even make a interface exactly like FreeBSD ports.

Read the policy manual, we've just recently implemented Build
dependencies. Not all packages use them yet, but we'll get there.


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