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Re: (was: Re: Bug#886238: Please introduce official nosystemd build profile)

On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 11:35:30AM -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
At times, Ubuntu needs to avoid certain build-dependencies because
they would add an unwanted "universe" binary dependency to a "main"
package. In some cases, that is the *only* change Ubuntu makes to the
package. I believe it benefits Debian for Ubuntu and Debian packaging
to be as shared as much as possible.


$64k question: does having to maintain some notion of which build profiles to use for a package (and actually maintaining the build profile upstream) end up being less effort than a couple of lines of patch to remove a dependency?

Mike Stone