Re: request: check installability of Depends before building
On 12/03/2017 07:38 PM, Afif Elghraoui wrote:
> على السبت 2 كانون الأول 2017 06:14، كتب Julien Cristau:
>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 00:40:12 -0400, Afif Elghraoui wrote:
>>> Priority: optional
>>> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 10),
>>> zlib1g-dev | libz-dev,
>>> # Run-Time Depends
>>> # (to prevent building on architectures where it won't be installable)
>>> Standards-Version: 4.1.0
>>> ...which is an abuse of the build-depends field since those at the
>>> bottom are not actually needed for building the package.
>> I think this is actually a reasonable use of build-depends.
> How? They are packages not needed during the build process. Do you think
> this needs a special build profile?
No, I don't? What problem are you actually trying to solve?