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bug #48847: [octave forge] (fem-fenics) Wrong field name BuildRequirements in DESCRIPTION

Submitted by:  Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>
Submitted on:  Mon 22 Aug 2016 06:44:31 AM UTC  
 
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 22 Aug 2016 02:48:51 PM UTC, comment #2: 

No, there is no tool in Debian currently depending on those fields, but that may change in the future.

The names and the description of the fields are somehow confusing in the manual.  SystemRequirements is described as "external install dependencies" and BuildRequires as "external build dependencies".  I guess that the former means "run time dependencies".  I would change the name of the former to RunTimeRequires.

Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>
Mon 22 Aug 2016 11:28:33 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Octave itself actually ignores that field, same as SystemRequirements, it's only there as a hint to users and downstream packagers.

Do your tools depend on the correct wording? Because I'm finding it odd that we use "SystemRequirements" and "BuildRequires" instead of "Requirements" or "Requires" on both. Of course, if there are tools out there that depend on the correct naming, I will fix the fem-fenics. If not, maybe we could make things consistent on the manual.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
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Mon 22 Aug 2016 06:44:31 AM UTC, original submission:  

File DESCRIPTION of the fem-fenics pacakge, version 0.0.4, contains the wrong field name "BuildRequirements".  According to the Octave manual, it shoudl be "BuildRequires".

Rafael Laboissière

Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>

 

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