> Ain't gonna happen. It's been discussed before. The problem is that most > debhelper Build-Depends actually need to be versioned, which won't > work with build-essential. > problem is when following unstable, one sometimes has debhelper depends change fairly often. No sense forcing the build-depends maint to keep up with joeyh's rapid upload rates. Besides, debhelper is not truly essential many package still do not use it.