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

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org> wrote:

> No, I'm suggesting that build-depends could simply have an unversioned
> depends on debhelper. The buildds would then always[1] have the latest
> version of debhelper[2]. No effort required of the build-depends maint.

But build-time dependencies aren't just for buildd's.  Humans need them too.
I wouldn't like to have to compile a package and fail near the very end just
because it hasn't declared a proper versioned build-depends on debhelper.
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