Build dependency exceptions

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Mon Apr 10 14:33:07 UTC 2006

On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 03:20:53PM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Whilst you're here, have you any view on the subject of allowing 
> buildreqs listed in the "Exceptions" section of the packaging guidelines 
> being "optional" rather than "must not"?

I am for a change, but having them optional may be a bit too permissive. 
In my opinion the right thing should better be something along 'discouraged' 
but non blocking. It would be messy to have all those unneeded buildrequires 
creep in spec files.


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