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Re: release policy changes

On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:35:17AM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> one more thing: C++ dependencies are currently "hidden" within
> build-essential.  Currently you cannot see this dependency from the
> outside, if the code is not dynamically linked to libstdc++ (or
> doesn't use libstdc++ at all).  I'm proposing to require a build
> dependency on a virtual package `c++abi2-dev', which will be provided
> by g++-3.4/g++-4.0, which let's you specify this dependency
> explicitely, at least for C++ sources, where binaries built from these
> sources do not depend on libstdc++.

If this dependency is not required for actually building the package,
I'm afraid it will be too often forgotten to be useful. Such a
dependency really should be required for some technical reason IMHO.

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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