Re: dh 7 broken by design?
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:39:10PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > GNU make users probably know that this is why there is a .PHONY: ...
> > rule. However that one does not work with implicit dependencies and
> > results in make thinking there is nothing to be done.
> I was not aware of this behavior of make and had assumed .PHONY could be used
> as usual in this case. But I see that bug #509756 was recently opened on make
> about it.
Oh. I found the behavior weired, but never thought about it being a bug.
Good to know it is already reported.
> > However `make -Bf ./debian/rules clean' does not seem to work since make
> > executes `dh ./debian/rules'. I did not find out why.
> Apparently make always tries to run a target with the name of the
> Makefile. So this causes it to try to build the Makefile
> even though it's up-to-date.
Thanks for explaining ...
> I will make dh handle this case in the next release, by doing the equivilant
> # no-op
and solving. :-)
So will the new minimal example look like the following then?