Bug#218893: Proposal: debian/rules.version file [Fix for the build-arch problem]
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 12:36:15PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> I object to making the packaging system more complex without a real gain.
> We should better document what "Build-Depends-Indep:" really mean:
> That which autobuilders do not need to install to produce Architecture: any
> packages via the clean, build and binary-arch targets only.
The alternative is to mandate that packages with a Build-Depends-Indep: field
MUST implement build-arch and build-indep.
> We could well keep Build-Depends-Indep: for things which are only used
> by the binary-indep target (which is how things really work today),
> and deprecate the build-arch and build-indep targets, since they have
> never been really useful.
Because they were not working ?
Imagine a large red swirl here.