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Re: dpkg-checkbuilddeps to generate a frontend friendly package list

George Danchev wrote:
>> 2: If the list is passed to some package tool, I see no reason to
>> introduce/depend on some another functionality by dpkg. 
> The hard dependency of libapt-pkg-perl could be avoided by a run-time check in 
> the script itself, and the installation of that package is only suggested if 
> the relevant functionality is to be used. Does that sound sane enough?
> if ($frontend) {
>     eval { require AptPkg };
>     if ( $@ )  { 
> 	die "-f requires libapt-pkg-perl package to be installed\n"; 
>     }
> }
For me personally that still sounds as an unnecessary middle-level layer as I
"have" an example implementation without it. But am I not a dpkg developer and

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer

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