Bug#872132: gpart: fdisk build-dependency needed (for tests)

andreas at fatal.se andreas at fatal.se
Mon Aug 14 13:56:13 UTC 2017

Source: gpart
Version: 1:0.3-3
Severity: important
User: util-linux at packages.debian.org
Usertags: fdisk-recommends-suggests


As recently announced on debian-devel-announce[1] packages who need
any of sfdisk, cfdisk or fdisk will need to add a dependency on the
new fdisk package.

Your package gpart showed up on codesearch.debian.net and a very
quick analysis suggested you might not want to use a strict depends
but rather a recommends or suggests (and/or build-dependency if you
use it at build-time, eg. tests).

Please use the backwards-compatible way of specifying the
relationship as suggested in the debian-devel-announce mail:

fdisk | util-linux (<< 2.29.2-3~)

(and if only for tests you might want to add the build profile

Please reassign this bug report to the binary package shipping the
affected part of your source.

If your more detailed analysis shows this relationship should not be
needed at all please just close this bug report stating the results
of your analysis (and if so sorry for bothering you).

Regards, Andreas Henriksson


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