Bug#138409: PROPOSAL] Add build environment data to <package>.changes files
> > 2. Ideally one might want to recursively list all the dependents of build-
> > dependencies too, but that is probably too expensive to compute.
> On my Pentium 166MHz, the following command took about 10s (real) to
> run, with devscripts (>= 2.6.90) installed:
Thanks, that was good to know.
one problem is that some packages have build-dependency chains that
when resolved completely are very deep, and sometimes contains dependency
cycles. One could argue that these are bugs, but they seem difficult to fix
in some cases.
As reference, here is an old build-dependency graph for bash:
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