On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 09:04:19PM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> another thing: I think I've seen some packages which should be tagged 
> "ftbfs_due_to_virtual_dependencies" in notes.git, though OTOH I seem to
> recall pbuilder learned to cope with that. Hm.

Currently there are 0 packages tagged with that.

Anyway, pbuilder doesn't really care about this afaik, but I don't even
recall it ever caring.
For dependencies resolution it just passes the list of deps to something
else, in our cases it creates a fake .deb with the needed build-dep (=>
stripping build-profiles and arch restrictements after evaluating
them), install it and then asking aptitude to fix the deps.  I believe
this can deal with virtual dep just fine (though it's not like I even
explicetely tried this out, and for sure now nothing is failing due to

ISTR that tag was done due to apt saying
    Depends: $pkg which is a virtual package
when it cannot find it for whatever reason (look at the depwait packages
to see).  That string is actually misleading...

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