Bug#682726: make xconfig: "Unable to find the QT4 tool qmake."
On 2012-09-20 00:36, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
Filipus Klutiero wrote:
If by 'optional dependencies' you mean assuming a feature provided by a
package on which the dependency is not declared as absolute, there are
certainly solutions; declare the dependency as absolute or stop assuming the
Neither of those would be appropriate in this case.
If the former is inappropriate, the latter is certainly appropriate.
However, if you'd like to improve the error message, that would
probably be a welcome change upstream. Upstream would be the place to
propose such a change (with a patch); it does not seem worth tracking
Feel free, but note that a bug in Debian's Linux does not necessarily
imply a bug in Linux upstream. Upstream may consider pkg-config as a
dependency, or may have implicit dependencies. However, I agree that a
change upstream sounds like the optimal way to fix.
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