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Re: release policy changes

On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:

> 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.

So, what about dropping g++ from build-essential?

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