Re: Bug#94827: tktable; Build-Depends: debhelper
> Bottom line, I think the short-term arguments against making debhelper
> build-essential are decent, but long-term is another matter.
my understanding of build-essential is that the package gives people an easy
way to have a system capable of compiling a C(++) program. There is nothing in
it that inherently gives one the ability to make deb packages.
Perhaps what people really want is to have task-debian-developer made an
autoload by the buildd's.