[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Please provide a repo for packages not intent for users

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Tue Jan 21 07:21:34 GMT 2020

On Mon, 2020-01-20 at 22:51 +0800, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 10:37 PM Ximin Luo wrote:
> > This doesn't work for Rust unfortunately, due to features. Based on
> > which feature-set is activated, when you depend on a source-package 
> > you would want to pull in different sets of transitive
> > dependencies.
> > 
> > However, a combination of:
> > 
> > 1. implicitly being able to install source packages into /usr/src
> > 2. metadata-only binary Packages that can depend on these implicit
> > source packages
> This applies to Go too. Currently a source-package's build-depends
> usually include those for testing purposes, which are not needed when
> building the rdepends. Or we don't test it, or we have a separate
> control-filed in source-package..

IIRC the proposals about build-depending on source packages included
being able to build-depend on their build-depends. If you could also
filter those build-depends by build profiles then that might work.


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