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Re: Build-Depends-Indep, please review

Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <didier@raboud.com> writes:

> anatoly techtonik wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM, أحÙ?د اÙ?Ù?Ø­Ù?Ù?دÙ? <aelmahmoudy@sabily.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 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
>> independent?
> 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.
> Cheers, 
> OdyX

And as discussed before policy disagrees with reality in this.


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