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Re: Build-Recommends?

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 08:14:03AM -0400, David Roundy wrote:
> Is there such a thing as a Build-Recommends? Or a workaround that would
> give you its equivalent?
> The problem is that darcs can be compiled either with or without
> libcurl2-dev.  The configure script will nicely notice if libcurl isn't
> available, in which case it just uses an external program (either wget or
> curl) if one is available.  So I'd like to remove the Build-Depends, so I
> won't have to use a modified control file for woody, and yet can get by
> without backporting libcurl2.  Is there a solution for this?

No, Build-Depends are primarily there to make sure the build daemons do
something consistent for unstable, so they should force your package to
always build one way. Just ignore the build-deps for woody instead.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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