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

"Sergei Golovan" <sgolovan@nes.ru> writes:

> On 2/22/08, Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org> wrote:
>> As I said, for APT, the order has meaning _always_.
>>  apt-get install foo bar
>>  Is completely different of
>>  apt-get install bar foo
> Then having a unique, well-defined order of packages in Depends is a
> good idea. If packages aren't sorted their order is undefined (not all
> of the dependencies are added by hands, many of them come from
> substitution variables). So, the order may change from build to build.
> Since it is important for APT then this situation should be avoided.

No. Just let's respect the control file order. If the maintainer has
put it this way, and we follow it, we avoid this too.

As I said, it's a know issue and we need to fix it however it would be
nice to not get the problem worse changing the package dependencies
ordering at build time, at least for now.

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