checking for Build-Depends during build?
I'm taking on the packaging of a library that has a build-time dependency on
the dev package from another library. Do any of the dpkg-dev or debhelper
tools check for this line in the control file? I've poked around a bit in
the source code, but haven't found what I'm looking for; even though the
line is there in the control file, the first thing to complain about its
absence is ./configure when it errors out. Is there something I can put in
debian/rules that will catch this earlier in the build process, or is the
line currently only useful to the autobuilders?