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 Section: devel
 Priority: optional
 Maintainer: Moshe Zadka <>
-Build-Depends-Indep: debhelper (>> 2.0.0), python2.1
-Standards-Version: 3.2.1
+Build-Depends-Indep: debhelper (>> 2.0.0), python2.2-dev
+Standards-Version: 3.5.6
 Package: scons
 Architecture: all
-Depends: python2.1
+Depends: python2.2
 Description: A replacement for Make
- Scons is able to build files from other files, based on the
- dependency DAG.
+ SCons is an Open Source software construction tool--that is, a build
+ tool; an improved substitute for the classic Make utility; a better
+ way to build software.  SCons is based on the design which won the
+ Software Carpentry build tool design competition in August 2000.  SCons
+ "configuration files" are Python scripts that call an API to establish
+ dependencies and specify how targets are built.  SCons maintains a global
+ view of all dependencies in a tree, and can scan source (or other) files
+ for implicit dependencies, such as files specified on #include lines.
+ SCons uses MD5 signatures to rebuild only when the contents of a file
+ have really changed, not just when the timestamp has been touched.
+ SCons supports side-by-side variant builds, and is easily extended with
+ user-defined Builder and/or Scanner objects.