[Build-common-hackers] Bug#240574: fixed?

Michel Dänzer Michel Dänzer , 240574@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 04 Feb 2005 23:06:53 -0500

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 14:00 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> cdbs now has a debian/control autogeneration feature.  You enable it by
> using DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_DEBIAN_CONTROL (see the source for details).
> With this feature, dependencies (versioned when needed) for debhelper, bz=
> autotools-dev, gnulib, or even cdbs itself are added to debian/control.


> Does that solve your concerns?  

I'm afraid not. What prompted me to this bug report was the fact that
several GNOME team maintainers converted their packages to cdbs but
forgot to add it to the build dependencies, causing a FTBFS in a minimal
build environment. I'm afraid this nice feature is just as prone to
accidental omission; what I was thinking of instead was a check that
would make sure that cdbs is part of the build dependencies. After all,
if cdbs is being used, it has to be in there, or am I missing something?
(The fact that cdbs has several reverse dependencies these days might
complicate things...) A similar check might be possible for some of the
packages needed by specific cdbs components.

> Can we close this bug?

That depends on whether my idea makes sense and/or there are plans to
implement it at some point in the future instead I guess. :)

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