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Bug#191411: [proposal] build-depends-indep should not be satisfied during clean target

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 01:09:48PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> However, regardless of what policy says, those packages are broken
> anyway. If you don't have debhelper installed, and you run
> "dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc -b", it'll fail. This bug is not
> important because there's no real reason to run that command on an
> arch-indep package.

Yes, it may well do.  It depends upon whether the rules file has been
correctly written to not require the arch-independent
build-dependencies for the binary-arch target (probably by using
build-arch and build-indep targets).

As has been explained, the problem is somewhat academic, though.



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