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) granted. > 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 Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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