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Re: Question about build dependencies.

In Mon, 17 Dec 2001 22:43:31 +0100 Ola cum veritate scripsit :

> I think the policy have to be clearified on this matter. Maybe add a new
> paragraph that says something like (at the bottom of chapter 2.4.2.
> "Dependencies other than binary packages can not be assumed, including
> network connection and other external hardware."


How about "package in main must be buildable within main" which
the policy seems to already say.

This logic has a flaw, as this does not forbid 
doing "apt-get source" to obtain other packages' source,
which many people seem to dislike.

2.1.2. The main section

     Every package in _main_ and _non-US/main_ must comply with the DFSG
     (Debian Free Software Guidelines).

     In addition, the packages in _main_
        * must not require a package outside of _main_ for compilation or
          execution (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends",
          "Recommends", or "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-_main_
        * must not be so buggy that we refuse to support them, and
        * must meet all policy requirements presented in this manual.

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