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Bug#178809: rules for Build-Depends-Indep satisfaction make no sense

Julian Gilbey <jdg@polya.uklinux.net> 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.
> Correct.

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?


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