[debhelper-devel] Bug#830666: debhelper: versioned Build-Depends on dpkg-dev is unnecessary

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sun Jul 10 07:07:39 UTC 2016

Source: debhelper
Version: 9.20160709
Severity: minor

Commit cd43c190224 added dpkg-dev (>= 1.18.0~) to Build-Depends.  It
seems to me that this was an oversight and the runtime Depends should
have been bumped instead (it was later in commit bbcb938ad38).

The dependency is needed so that automatic -dbgsym packages get added to
the .changes file, but this is irrelevant for building debhelper itself.
After removing the dpkg-dev Build-Depends, debhelper builds fine in a
Jessie chroot.


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