Package: libicu-dev
Version: 57.1-8
Severity: normal


Does libicu-dev really needs libstdc++-6-dev and libc6-dev dependencies?

AFAIK, both libstdc++-6-dev and libc6-dev are pulled when gcc is
installed. And in addition to that libc6-dev is part of the
build-essential packages[0].

libstdc++-6-dev is a bit annoying here as installing libicu-dev might be
pulling really old version of gcc (6) headers.

Could you please either drop these dependencies or at least update to
the last version (libstdc++-7-dev or even libstdc++-8-dev)?

Kind regards,

Laurent Bigonville


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Debian Release: buster/sid
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  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 
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Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
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Versions of packages libicu-dev depends on:
ii  icu-devtools                     57.1-8
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]             2.27-2
ii  libicu57                         57.1-8
ii  libstdc++-6-dev [libstdc++-dev]  6.4.0-12
ii  libstdc++-7-dev [libstdc++-dev]  7.3.0-10

libicu-dev recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libicu-dev suggests:
pn  icu-doc  <none>

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