[Build-common-hackers] Bug#327151: missing dependency on devscripts

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Sep 8 03:47:05 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 03:12:54AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Package: cdbs
> Version: 0.4.32
> Severity: serious
> Justification: violation of release policy (clause 2)

> The command cdbs-edit-patch requires the command debclean to operate, which
> is in package devscripts, but there is no dependency or other
> relationship declared to that package.

Strictly speaking, opportunistic dependencies are allowed; if a package
includes optional utilities that are not required for the main purpose
of the package, it is generally considered acceptable to not list the
dependencies of those optional utilities.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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