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Re: build-depends-indep and arch: all source packages

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 03:43:06PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> FWIW, here's linda's rationalle for its warning:
> W: apt-src; Package has Build-Depends, but builds no arch-dependant packages.
>  Package being checked declares Build-Depends, but does not actually build
>  any architecture-dependant packages. You should consider using
>  Build-Depends-Indep.
> I suppose I'll just ignore this warning. It should probably be replaced
> with a new warning that checks to see if debhelper is in the
> Build-Depends-Indep and if so warns that it needs to be in Build-Depends
> for dh_clean to be guaranteed available to the clean target.

Not quite; it should be modified to explicitly exclude
debhelper. There are very few packages which are actually needed at
clean time - the warning is correct for most things.

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