[Build-common-hackers] Bug#296354: "clean" rules & build-dependancies
Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:17:01 -0800
pdebuild of "pbuilder", for example, automatically satisfies packages'
build-dependancies *after* running their "clean" rules, leaving the
user to manually install "type-handling", for example, or encounter -
make: type-handling: Command not found
-> Considering libasound2-dev 
-> This package is not for this architecture
dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: libasound2-dev
Consequently, "cdbs" should perhaps recommend "type-handling", to help
users with what is otherwise a mysterious error?
However, not even installing "type-hangling" enables cdbs packages'
"clean" rules to run before their build-dependancies are satisfied -
# make sure new build-depends are installed
dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: autotools-dev
patchutils dh-buildinfo libasound2-dev libsndfile1-dev doxygen
libcap-dev autotools-dev libreadline4-dev libraw1394-dev automake1.7
make: *** [debian/control] Error 1
Does Debian really require all build-dependancies to be installed, for
"clean" rules to be run? pdebuild, for example, automatically satisfies
build-dependancies *after* running "clean".