Bug#747933: Generalize to be about direction of relationship, not cross-compiling
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 07:38:31PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> retitle 747933 libc6-dev: should enhance (not recommend) compiler
> This issue not only affects cross-compiling, but also ability for e.g.
> aptitude to detect and aut-remove packages no longer used.
> Development headers never "need" a compiler - it is the other way
> around: libc6-dev package should instead declare that it "Enhances:"
I disagree there. This package doesn't only provides headers, but also
static libraries and so symlinks. It is basically useless without a
compiler. And also a compiler is almost useless without them.
That's why I'll simply remove the Recommends: in the next upload. Let's
see if someone complains.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B