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

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:27:04PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> A strict reading of policy now indicates that Build-Depends-Indep need
> not ever be satisfied when the clean target is called. Apparently this
> change was made to document autobuilder behavior when building packages
> that mix arch all and arch any components, but as I read it, the effect
> is broader. 
> If build-depends-indep need not be satified any time the clean target is
> run, then I can imagine that some tool might be written to rely on that,
> and only install the build-depends before building a package that is
> only arch: all.

Great, you discovered bug #192037 against lintian. 
My opinion is that lintian nd linda should recommend the use of
Build-Depends: for arch: all packages and be done with it.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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