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

On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 01:22:33PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> 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.
> > 
> > https://launchpad.net/bugs/1734339
> $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?

We already have plenty of packages that use dpkg-vendor to check for 
ubuntu or raspbian in debian/rules, and adding something similar for 
build dependencies would sound reasonable to me.

> Mike Stone



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