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[opensuse-buildservice] redundancy between pkg.dsc and debial.control?
  • From: John Pye <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 18:01:24 +1000
  • Message-id: <46B6D554.3030606@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi all

Is there anything that can be done in Build Service to eliminate the
redundancy of the package .dsc and debian.control files? Specifically, I
have 'Build-Depends' fields in both of these and Build Service seems to
be using the package .dsc file to perform the pre-build package
installations, but then dpkg-buildpackage (or whatever is used
internally) seems to be doing a check using the information in the
debian.control file.

My (fairly limited) experience of Debian packaging had led me to believe
that the '.dsc' file is normally a resultant file, rather than an input
that the user needs to generate. I wonder why Build Service has chosen
to use the .dsc file in its implementation?

What, if any, is the information present in the .dsc file that can not
be obtaining from any of the other must-have debian/* files?

Cheers
JP
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