[Build-common-hackers] Bug#211034: cdbs: please add all dependencies (and split if necessary)

Robert Millan Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>, 211034@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 15 Sep 2003 15:12:01 +0000

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.8
Severity: wishlist

Please could you add all (versioned) dependencies in cdbs?

For example, I read in debhelper.mk that cdbs requires debhelper >= 4.1.0,
but packages that build-depend on cdbs don't get this build dependency
immediately. I think this is impractical because it tends to generate FTBFS
bugs (dh_make sets debhelper >= 4.0.0 as default).

If you want to avoid cluttering the cdbs package with unnecessary dependencies,
you could for example split debhelper.mk out into cdbs-debhelper and have it
depend on the correct version of debhelper (same for other functionalities
in similar situation).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux aragorn 2.2.25 #1 Fri Jun 20 19:28:33 EST 2003 i686

-- no debconf information