[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: dpkg-buildpackage now reorganizing debian/control Depends field??

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> Please, revert this change.
> No. I don't see any good reason for that:
> 1/ I have yet to see a major breakage due to that, the worst has
> been changed dependencies on a built package due to choices of other
> alternatives in ORed dependencies of build-dependencies

Until APT is fixed to really discover the minimal set of packages,
ignoring order, this is a serious issue from my POV.

APT doesn't work that well on this cases and you can end installing
more packages then is really required.

For my, this is a good reason to not to do that before. Besides that,
would be nice to have contacted Deity team for this change since APT
is the major "user" of APT and we would have avoided this.

        O T A V I O    S A L V A D O R
 E-mail: otavio@debian.org      UIN: 5906116
 GNU/Linux User: 239058     GPG ID: 49A5F855
 Home Page: http://otavio.ossystems.com.br
"Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives
 you the whole house."

Reply to: