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Re: ClipIt -- Clipboard manager

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 07:19:21PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 09:43:35AM +0200, Cristian Henzel a écrit :
> > 
> > Well, I just noticed that autotools-dev is actually an indirect
> > dependency of intltool (intltool depends on automake which depends on
> > autotools-dev) so I guess if I remove autotools-dev from the dependency
> > list it won't cause any harm.
> Dear Cristian,
> it is a latent bug that will make your package fail to build if intltool stops
> depending on automake or if automake stops depending on autotools-dev.  Your
> package should build-depend on what it needs, regardless if some of these
> dependancies are also satisfied on a second or higher order by other packages.

Not to mention that a direct dependency on autotools-dev >= 20100122.1~
is quite useful when using dh --with autotools_dev :)


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