Re: Build-Depends-Indep, please review
Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> anatoly techtonik wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Ø£ØÙ?Ø¯ Ø§Ù?Ù?ØÙ?Ù?Ø¯Ù? <email@example.com>
>>> I thought Build-Depends-Indep is for build-deps that are not needed by
>>> clean target.
>> What is the meaning of name "Build-Depends-Indep" then? Dependencies
>> that are required to build package, but from which "clean" rule is
> No. Build-Depends-Indep lists the Build Dependencies needed to build the
> architecture-INDEPendant packages.
> In short: your package must build the arch:any packages correctly when only
> the Build-Depends are installed. It must be able to build also the arch:all
> when the Build-Depends-Indep are also installed. This allows to have
> "minimal" Build-Depends, while "extending" them with B-D-Indep (usually
> documentation building tools) for the arch:all packages.
> All that is in Policy 7.7.
And as discussed before policy disagrees with reality in this.