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Re: Bug#466550: Please clarify the get-orig-source target stated in Policy 4.9


* Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam@gmx.net> [080219 18:11]:

> That should be done by uscan invoking "debian/rules get-orig-source" as
> suggested several times.

Thanks for your input, but the question of this supthread is not "How"
but "What" ;)

> > And last questions:  Where should tools used in get-orig-source (e.g.
> > bzip2 or unzip to repacke a tarball) be declared?  As Build-Dependency?
> > Anywhere else?
> I don't think, they should be declared in Build-Depends, because they
> are simply not necessary to build the package. [..]

I agree.  But shouldn't needed packages be documented somewhere?

Yours sincerely,

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