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

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> That's not the real reason.  Take the definition of build-essential
> packages from policy.  It specifies that the list will not cantain any
> packages that are optional in building a package that contains a C or
> C++ program.  It should be clear to everybody that debhelper is not
> required (there are developers who don't use debhelper - consider in
> contrast dpkg-dev, which everybody needs) and thus not essential.

Now you're tempting me to go make a package that builds without using
those nasty "helper" programs dpkg-deb, dpkg-gencontrol, and
dpkg-shlibdeps.. :-P

see shy jo

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