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

Andrew Suffield wrote:
> 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.

That does not agree with what Wouter said. 

Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> When build-depends were first created, people started adding
> build-depends for arch-independent packages in multi-binary source
> packages, resulting in waste of resources by autobuilders installing
> packages they won't need to build the package.

> Build-depends should contain build-dependencies that are common to
> arch-independent and arch-dependent packages, as well as
> build-dependencies that are needed for arch-dependent packages only.

If a package is strictly arch-indep, then nobody is likely to benefit
from the build-depends being split into the pieces needed to run
binary-indep, and the peices needed to run clean. It's just useless
makework for the maintainer.

see shy jo

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