Monday, 28 February 2011

Build-Depends-Indep is useless

The words in the title are not mine, but only a quote from Debian Wiki.

However, if you're reading a debian/control file and wondering what Build-Depends-Indep means, starting from the assumption that it is useless may help.

Otherwise you can follow the rule to put in Build-Depends all those packages that are absolutely necessary to build architecture-dependent files, while the rest goes into Build-Depends-Indep.

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