Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep
Colin Walters <email@example.com> writes:
>> If Build-Depends-Indep were
>> installed to satisfy 'build' their entire raison d'etre would be
> The buildds[...]
invoke 'dpkg-buildpackage -B'.
> This all goes for dpkg-buildpackage too, of course.
Fine and dandy; feel free to talk to the dpkg folks. I'm sure you'll
get somewhere before 2038, if not a year or two sooner.
>> That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's orthogonal to
>> this bug.
> I don't think it's orthogonal at all.
That == "invalidating build-depends-indep's purpose in life" - which
> You said:
> "Build-Depends-Indep are not installed during the 'build' target; ..."
> which just plain contradicts policy §7.6.
As I've said before: Policy is either meant to document current
practice or it's not. If it is, then it's wrong because the de facto
implementation of build-depends disagrees with it _and always has
done_ (or at least, it's not the buildds which have changed). If it's