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

On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 10:07:38AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > 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.
> The value is rather limited though... two cases I can think of, are
> trying to build the arch-dep components (which should do nothing,
> successfully)


> and adding an arch-dep component to the package later.

In such a case, it's probably very easy to move some dependencies from
one header to the other, no?

In fact, you'll probably have to do that anyway, since you likely will
have some build-dependencies shared between your binary-arch and your
binary-indep targets; that needn't be just debhelper.

Wouter Verhelst
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