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Re: Required package in build-deps?

On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Laurent Bigonville wrote:

> Hi,
> My package (pam-keyring) FTBFS on some buildd[1] because 'kill' is
> missing. /bin/kill is part of the procps package which has a required
> priority. I thought that packages with such priority should not be
> added to build-deps...

It's not "Priority: required" but "Essential: yes" what allows you
not to put a package in a Build-Depends.

"Essential: yes" packages are (essentially :-) a subset of required packages.

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