Bug#682464: libtasn1-3: Unused build dependencies

P. J. McDermott pjm at nac.net
Mon Jul 23 21:42:31 UTC 2012

On 2012-07-23 04:47, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> "P. J. McDermott" <pjm at nac.net> writes:
>> libtasn1-3 build-depends on gtk-doc-tools and texlive-latex-base,
>> neither of which is used in the build process.  Both can be safely
>> removed from debian/control as in the attached patch (tested in a sid
>> chroot).
> The dependencies should be used during the build process to generate the
> GTK-DOC API manual.  I've heard before that it is recommended that
> everything that is shipped in Debian packages are built from sources to
> make sure that it is possible to rebuild generated files if necessary.
> I recall this is common for other packages with GTK-DOC manuals too.

The manual isn't being built by debian/rules, so the build dependencies
currently aren't being used at all.

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