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Re: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH




>>>>> "Holger" == Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

    Holger> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 03:37:55PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
    Bernd> gcc also needs a compiler to build - so I think it should be
    Bernd> safe to allow debhelper to build its package using
    Bernd> debhelper. Or am I missing something here?
    >> If we reach consensus on the overall idea, I was planning to ask
    >> the debhelper maintainers whether they thought they needed an
    >> exception for build-depends of debhelper.  Unless you think you
    >> have special knowledge there, let's assume we can handle that
    >> question as part of working through details.

    Holger> I think being bootstrappable(.org) is a very worthwhile
    Holger> feature, so please let's not make this harder than it
    Holger> already is.

Debhelper is arch all and because of its implementation its "opaque"
binaries aren't very opaque as these things go.
I think that the debhelper maintainers are aware of the issues of
bootstrappability and can make an informed decision here.

I'll be shocked if there's not already a cycle involving building dpkg
requiring a build of debhelper as an example.


--Sam