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Bug#164035: debian-policy: [PROPOSAL] build-dependencies should be satisfied during the clean target



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.7.0
Severity: wishlist

This is basically an attempt to ratify the current practice of using
debhelper in the clean target. Currently, policy does not require
debhelper to be installed when the clean target is run, even though it
is in the build-depends field; dpkg-buildpackage checks the
build-dependencies first anyway, and I'm not aware of any other tools
which care at present.

      `Build-Depends', `Build-Conflicts'
           The `Build-Depends' and `Build-Conflicts' fields must be
           satisfied when any of the following targets is invoked: `build',
-          `binary', `binary-arch', `build-arch', `build-indep' and
+          `binary', `binary-arch', `clean', `build-arch', `build-indep' and
           `binary-indep'.
 
      `Build-Depends-Indep', `Build-Conflicts-Indep'
           The `Build-Depends-Indep' and `Build-Conflicts-Indep' fields must
           be satisfied when any of the following targets is invoked:
-          `build', `build-indep', `binary' and `binary-indep'.
+          `build', `build-indep', `clean', `binary' and `binary-indep'.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux cyclone 2.4.19 #7 Sat Aug 3 16:06:09 BST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C

Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii  coreutils [fileutils]         4.5.1-2    The GNU core utilities
ii  fileutils                     4.5.1-2    GNU file management utilities

-- no debconf information


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