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Re: indirect build dependencies

On Fri, 24 Dec 2004, Tilman Koschnick wrote:
> | Built successfully
> |
> | NOTE: The package could have used binaries from the following packages
> | (access time changed) without a source dependency:
> |   python-dev: /usr/bin/python
> |   xlibs-dev: /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so /usr/X11R6/lib/libXp.so
> I guess I can ignore the python-dev line, since /usr/bin/python is in package python.
> What about the xlibs-dev line? Currently, gpsd build-depends on lesstif-dev and libxaw7-dev,
> which pull in the xlibs-dev package. Is this enough, or should I explicitly depend on xlibs-dev,
> or rather libice-dev, libx11-dev, libxp-dev?

Do you call any function (directly), or use any header (directly) in
libice-dev, libx11-dev, libxp-dev?

If yes, then you have to build-depend on them.
If no, then you are *not* to build-depend on them.

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