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Re: Bug#94827: tktable; Build-Depends: debhelper

On 23-Apr-01, 04:02 (CDT), Lars Steinke <steinke@www.physik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote: 
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 02:24:42AM -0700, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> > Package: tktable
> > Version: 2.6-2
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > The source package needs debhelper to build.
> I'd have expected that is a standard build dependency, guess we might
> have to issue a policy request that the commonly accepted debian package
> tools are pronounced as such in
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/build-essential... 

Ain't gonna happen. It's been discussed before. The problem is that most
debhelper Build-Depends actually need to be versioned[1], which won't
work with build-essential.


[1] I personally am not convinced this is the case (simply expecting
that the build-essentials install was kept up-to-date would be
sufficient), but enough people disagree with me (include the debhelper
maintainer, IIRC) that the discussion is not worth pursuing again.

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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