Bug#178809: rules for Build-Depends-Indep satisfaction make no sense
Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > In that case, the buildds are broken: they don't install
> > Build-Depends-Indep, even though they do invoke the clean and build
> > targets of debian/rules (through dpkg-buildpackage). See
> > http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.php?&pkg=freesci&ver=0.3.4a-2&arch=alpha&stamp=1043707174&file=log&as=raw
> > for an example of this.
No, it's not correct. The buildds are not broken, they're doing
exactly what they've always done; you can't change policy and then
declare that the buildds are broken because they don't follow how
you've changed policy. Policy reflects current practice, remember?