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Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 14:44, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 02:11:06PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 13:36, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > Not having the buildd installing tons of unneeded packages reduce
> > > build problems and make the logs more readable, 
> > 
> > Reduce build problems?  How?
> The fewer packages you need to install, the less chance there is that
> one of them will be uninstallable and break your build. (I don't know
> how big a problem this is in practice, but it certainly does happen from
> time to time.)

Then those packages are buggy and need to be fixed, obviously.  Taking
this argument farther, we could reduce build problems by including a
known working copy of gcc in the source code of every package, too...

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