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Re: RFS: statist - Small and fast terminal-based statistics program

Mario Iseli wrote:
> -Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
> +Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
> (You don't need the second variable, it isn't defined anywhere...)

       Automatic generation of miscellaneous dependencies.

       Some debhelper commands may make the generated package need to depend
       on some other packages. For example, if you use dh_installdebconf(1),
       your package will generally need to depend on debconf. Or if you use
       dh_installxfonts(1), your package will generally need to depend on a
       particular version of xutils. Keeping track of these miscellaneous
       dependencies can be annoying since they are dependant on how debhelper
       does things, so debhelper offers a way to automate it.

       All commands of this type, besides documenting what dependencies may be
       needed on their man pages, will automatically generate a substvar
       called ${misc:Depends}. If you put that token into your debian/control
       file, it will be expanded to the dependencies debhelper figures you

   -- debhelper(7)

If you don't care about debhelper commands needing to add new dependencies
later then you can remove it if you want to, but it is a better idea to leave
it in. It's unfortunate that dpkg generates an ugly build message if it's
empty, but it does do the right thing.

see shy jo

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