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Re: Why are the buildds able to find a Build-Dep on their own?

On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 10:58:33AM +0100, Sven Hoexter wrote:

> while working on proftpd backport I've been stumbling about the fact
> that the proftpd package did not declare a build-dep on the libattr1-dev
> package. The package is clearly needed if you're going to build it by
> hand. I've been expecting the package to FTBFS on the buildds but the
> opposite happens and the pacakge is build correctly.

> Reading #400738 and #405981 (which were both about this issue) didn't help
> me either to understand it.

> Could someone please explain me why the buildds were able to build the package
> without explizitly knowing about the needed libattr1-dev build-dep?

proftpd build-depends on libacl1-dev, which depends on libattr1-dev.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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