Re: draft ballot: please rule on how to implement debian/rules build-arch
Russ Allbery writes ("Re: draft ballot: please rule on how to implement debian/rules build-arch"):
> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > BTW, another option for the long-term solution which we haven't really
> > addressed head-on is that dpkg-buildpackage could detect whether both
> > arch-indep and arch-dep packages are present in debian/control, and use
> > build-arch *only* when both are present.
> I think this sounds like an excellent idea.
This would be a nice way out. Do we know what proportion of packages
would fail if we did this ?
Another possibility, inspired by some bootstrapping machinery Wookey
told me about, would be this:
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=build-arch-only debian/rules build
Either as a transitional arrangement, or permanently. I mention it
here because it seems like a plausible idea and we should consider
whether we like it.
Personally I really dislike all the make-based heuristic autodetection
and will vote any of those below FD (although I expect to be
Maybe we're going to end up with "break n% of the archive" as the