Re: Question about build dependencies.
On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 11:48:15AM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > Ok. Should this be a lintian check? Test for cvs -d :pserver:...
> > in the rules file?
> I can add it if I must. However I would like to trust our developers to not
> be that silly (-:
Hmm I took the idéa from the previous java-common maintainer so that is
why I thought it was valid... And I have got quite a lot of suggestions
in bug-reports (do not remember if it is from other maintainers) so maybe
such a check is a good thing. I would not be too surprised if it is
a quite common thing in documentation packages and "native" debian packages.
Other checks can be build-dependencies of lynx, omt, ftp and other similar
packages. Build dependencies of cvs is maybe a good check too. I've seen
it before with other packages.
> Besides, it COULD be valid to do a cvs co via another make rule in the rules
> file, as long as it is not called by dpkg-buildpackage.
Of course. Maybe I should make a rules update section that
does just this. That is actually quite a good idea and a solution
to the problem.