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Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep

Colin Walters <walters@debian.org> writes:
>> If Build-Depends-Indep were
>> installed to satisfy 'build' their entire raison d'etre would be
>> voided.  
> 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
is orthogonal.

> 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
not, well...


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