On 10/18/2015 12:12 PM, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> Le 18/10/2015 20:46, tony mancill a écrit :
>> I have moved devscripts and apt-file back to Recommends for the next
>> upload.  If someone feels strongly that this isn't appropriate, we can
>> discuss on the list.
> The extra dependencies slow down the pbuilder build. I was surprised by
> the missing dependency too, but on a second thought I realized it's
> acceptable to hit the error once and install apt-file manually. The
> error message is quite clear that's not terribly difficult to fix. On
> the other hand the time spent installing the missing dependencies is
> experienced by everyone and on every build.

I thought about that too, but apt-file is tiny compared to the other
packages being installed.  The argument is certainly stronger for
devscripts, which pulls in a lot of r-deps.

> An alternative would be to move mh_make to a separate binary package
> (maven-helper-make?).

Hmmm... it would be nice to separate the "make-time" (meaning, package
creation-time) tools from the build-time toolchain.  Do you think it's
reasonable to have something like a java-package-helper package that
contained the package make tools, regardless of whether they are for
ant, maven, gradle, etc.?

In any event, I'll revert my commit.  It sounds like there are more
reasons for Suggests.


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