Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep
[ Let's move this discussion to -policy, where it belongs. For
people reading -policy, the context is in bug #197100. ]
On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 16:45, James Troup wrote:
> I don't think it's a bug in the buildds.
And you do think it is a bug in laptop-net? (really cdbs) I don't.
> If Build-Depends-Indep were
> installed to satisfy 'build' their entire raison d'etre would be
The buildds, as I see it, shouldn't even invoke debian/rules build at
all. They should just invoke debian/rules binary-arch and leave it at
that. Alternatively, they could try invoking debian/rules build-arch,
and if that fails just ignore it. Yet another alternative is to make
build-arch mandatory. Which of those (if any, there are probably more
solutions) the buildds should do I think we will have to discuss
This all goes for dpkg-buildpackage too, of course.
> That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's orthogonal to
> this bug.
I don't think it's orthogonal at all. You said:
"Build-Depends-Indep are not installed during the 'build' target; ..."
which just plain contradicts policy §7.6.