[pkg-go] Usage of Built-Using for dev packages

Alexandre Viau alexandre at alexandreviau.net
Thu Sep 10 21:09:47 UTC 2015

Hello team,

During my NM process, I was asked to justify the use of Built-Using on
golang dev packages.

In the past, I was asked to add it to my golang dev packages by a
sponsor from the team.

I don't think that the intent of the Built-Using field described in the
Debian policy fits with this kind of use. It says that "the source
packages of those other packages are a required part of the complete
source".  This is not the case for source code packages.

However, I can see that it can be useful for archiving purposes. Its
easier to see in what condition the package was built.

If we choose that the Built-Using field does not make sense for source
packages, we should reflect this in dh-make-golang.


Have I missed anything? thoughts?


Alexandre Viau
alexandre at alexandreviau.net

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