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Bug#118550: linuxconf: Package is missing python-dev build-dep

Package: linuxconf
Version: N/A; reported 2001-11-06
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.4.2

There is no python2.1-dev (or other version) build-dep, and this
leads to two problems.

First, the package is inconsistently built; a buildd would likely
not include the python module support. This violates the spirit,
if not the precise letter, of section 2.4.2 in the policy manual.

Second, as I discovered this afternoon, it means that if
python2.1-dev has been installed on a box, but is no longer,
the Makefile for python modules detects the now-empty directory
/usr/include/python2.1, assumes python2.1 is the proper version
against which to compile, and the build fails because Python.h
cannot be found.

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: ia64
Kernel: Linux butthead 2.4.9-itanium-smp #1 SMP Mon Sep 17 20:48:35 MDT 2001 ia64

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