I have a package (not yet in Debian, some licensing issues yet to
resolve) which builds some .mex's:
I had build-depends on octave-pkg-dev (which depended on octave3.2-headers) and
used octave-depends to substitute octave:Depends . Now the package FTBFS in
sid and it is not transparent where octave-depends are gone/what they are
Nothing in changelog
commit msgs for its removal (from debian/ or debian/in) were as non-descriptive.
As I understand -- now octave-depends is no longer needed and we could
simply depend on octave (although for me due to backporting I would need to
maintain both ways).
I still think it would be worthwhile to mention this transition in the
changelog.Debian or NEWS.