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Re: Finding out why a Build-Dependency is fetched.


On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Kumar Appaiah wrote:
> > In other words, if you specifically do not want "atlas3-base-dev" to
> > be present during the build then you should put it in
> > "Build-Conflicts".
> I am aware, but want to avoid it.

It may not be avoidable. See

Unless your package has the possibility of a configure option like
"--without-atlas", your only way to prevent atlas dependency being
configured during the build is to conflict with it.

Of course, it would be nice if pbuilder would avoid installing
un-needed dependencies, especially when one is running the build on a
small machine which does not have a very high-speed network link.



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