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Re: Required package in build-deps?



On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 19:17 +0100, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:39:28 -0600
> Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 18:18 +0100, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> > > 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...
> > 
> > Why does it need /bin/kill during the build process? That seems a
> > little odd...
> 
> The configure script need to know the path of kill, because it's
> hardcoded later at build time.

Thinking out loud, I'd say you could either: 1) Fix the code so it uses
PATH, which may or may not be appropriate, 2) Replace the configure
detection with a hardcoded /bin/kill (which is probably more trouble
than it's worth), or 3) Add procps as a build-dep.

Out of curiosity, any idea why it hardcodes the path to kill instead of
looking at the PATH?

Richard

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