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Bug#537608: complains about missing-build-dependency-for-dh_-command although said command not used


Russ Allbery wrote:
> Rene Engelhard <rene@debian.org> writes:
> > [ this time important, because of the upcoming "rejection on lintian
> > errors" thing. ]
> You have gotten false information from somewhere.  No such thing is
> happening or proposed so far as I know.



Oh, you even were the author of the second post yourself.

> I think Lintian has no hope of ever being able to figure that out and an
> override is appropriate here.  The level of makefile parsing required to
> understand what the package to do is not really feasible, IMO.

True. But then again that argument is constantly brought by
people who say why we can't have build-* mandatory (iirc) because it
cannot be reliably found out whether the target is there..
> Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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