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Re: Bug#374029: Fixing inconsisten and unusefull Build-Depends/Conflicts definition

Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:

> This one time, at band camp, Thomas Bushnell BSG said:
>> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:
>> > Sbuild explicitely, by design, only looks at build-depends. So in order
>> > for build-depends to be useful at this time if you want a package to
>> > build, you need to list mostly everything in build-depends right now
>> > anyway.
>> Isn't it sbuild's job to comply with policy, not the other way round?
> Isn't it policy's job to reflect best current practice, not dictate it?

Whenever this has been asked in the past, sbuild has simply declared
"this is how I want to do it."  I have no idea why.

If there is no technical reason for sbuild to behave this way, and if
it does not in fact conform to policy, how about making it do the
right thing?

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