Re: draft ballot: please rule on how to implement debian/rules build-arch
On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 05:22:45PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> least-hated answer...
Well, I was planning on voting "break n% of the archive" before FD for the
current value of n. :)
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