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

On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 11:20:01AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:

> 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.

Were that true, then we should probably remove dpkg-dev from the
build-essential list.  But I don't think it's true.  From the
description of the build-essential package:

 This package contains an informational list of packages which are
 considered essential for building Debian packages.

I think that debhelper definitely qualifies as much as g++ does,
although I do still agree that there are currently good short-term
reasons for not including debhelper yet.  Longer term, though, I
definitely think we should consider reopening the question.

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