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Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:40:34PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > 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...
> Well, probably the main reason we haven't hit this before is that most
> people don't bother to do a proper arch/indep split in their packages,
> and just stuff everything into Build-Depends.

When I do it, I ignore what policy says and do what works. That means
the build target is a no-op (or possibly an alias for build-arch), and
everything else behaves as expected.

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