Debian Bug report logs - #536038
missing dependency on gcc

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Package: build-essential; Maintainer for build-essential is Matthias Klose <>; Source for build-essential is src:build-essential.

Reported by: Steve Langasek <>

Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:51:02 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version build-essential/11.4

Fixed in version build-essential/11.5

Done: Matthias Klose <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#536038; Package build-essential. (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Steve Langasek <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: missing dependency on gcc
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 17:38:15 -0700
Package: build-essential
Version: 11.4
Severity: important

The changelog entry for build-essential 11.4 says that the versioned
dependency on gcc has been increased, but the debdiff says otherwise:

diff -Nru build-essential-11.3/list build-essential-11.4/list
--- build-essential-11.3/list   2006-07-09 23:20:31.000000000 +0000
+++ build-essential-11.4/list   2008-06-24 10:53:18.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
                    List of Build-Essential packages
-                    as of 2006-01-09, Debian sid
+                    as of 2008-06-24, Debian sid

 This file lists the non-essential packages that are build-essential.
 The list is not closed under the "depends on" relation, so one will
@@ -33,9 +33,9 @@
 libc6-dev-sparc64 [sparc]
   Used only on the sparc architecture.

-gcc (>= 4:4.1.1)
+g++ (>= 4:4.3.1) [!alpha]

-g++ (>= 4:4.1.1)
+g++ (>= 4:4.2.4) [alpha]

   The libstdc++ -dev library is not needed, as g++ depends on it

g++ depends on gcc, of course, but I don't think build-essential is meant to
rely on this; it ought to have a direct dependency.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages build-essential depends on:
ii  dpkg-dev                      1.14.25    Debian package development tools
ii  g++                           4:4.3.2-3  The GNU C++ compiler
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]          2.9-4      GNU C Library: Development Librari
ii  make                          3.81-5     The GNU version of the "make" util

build-essential recommends no packages.

build-essential suggests no packages.

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From: Matthias Klose <>
Subject: Bug#536038: fixed in build-essential 11.5
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 22:32:23 +0000
Source: build-essential
Source-Version: 11.5

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
build-essential, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/b/build-essential/build-essential_11.5.dsc
  to main/b/build-essential/build-essential_11.5.tar.gz
  to main/b/build-essential/build-essential_11.5_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Matthias Klose <> (supplier of updated build-essential package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:03:13 +0100
Source: build-essential
Binary: build-essential
Architecture: source i386
Version: 11.5
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <>
Changed-By: Matthias Klose <>
 build-essential - Informational list of build-essential packages
Closes: 536038 545890
 build-essential (11.5) unstable; urgency=low
   * Bump dependencies on gcc and g++ to 4.4.3.
   * Re-add explicit dependency on gcc. Closes: #536038.
   * Update essential packages lists. Closes: #545890.
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