Bug#218893: Proposal: debian/rules.version file [Fix for the build-arch problem]
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 02:04:27AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > It's newer and shinier, so it must be better, right?
> > If we're adding optional features, doing so in a way that doesn't
> > confuse people into believing that all packages need to use them would
> > definitely be a good thing, I think.
> I agree that this may become a problem. Can you suggest a better way?
> Maybe list tags within the new field rather than using a number?
Instead of Rules-Version: in control, which specifies a single interface
'number', how about a Rules-Interface:, which contains a series of flags,
specifying what features are supported?
I leave it up to this list to decide what flags and what features get