Hi, On Donnerstag, 4. Februar 2016, Guillem Jover wrote: > I asked for more suggestions on #debian-dpkg, and Johannes Schauer > suggested Transitive-Build-Depends, which is something I had in mind > too (that or «Recursive-»), but kind of softly discarded in trying to > have a consistently namespaced «Build-» field name. :) Some of the > reasons Johannes put forward are that this name is better because it > clearly describes what's the exact purpose of the field, and gives > no room for misinterpretation. And if we had to change the algorithm > we could just use a new name. All of which I concur with.
I don't think "Transitive-Build-Depends" is a good name here, first, because I think 97% of the people will have no idea what it means. And second, because I think it's wrong, as the field would only list the installed build depends, but not all transitive ones. (Or maybe my second point is moot, but then I fall under the 97% too, which would strengthen my first point ;) Build-packages-installed: ? cheers, Holger
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