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Re: Bug#929433: lintian: warn on suspicious usage of dpkg-architecture variables

On Sat, 25 May 2019 at 16:07, Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> wrote:
They could still be false-positives for new packages, no? As in, I'm
not really seeing your distinction here between fresh vs. existing

Yes, there's definitely a risk of false positives.
But if a maintainer were about to upload a new package, or introduced changes to an existing package, that used DEB_BUILD* or DEB_TARGET* instead of DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH, I suspect the usage is most likely incorrect.

Mmm, but unless I'm missing something these could still have false-
positives too? Can you give some concrete examples for this so we
aren't talking too much in the abstract here?

Here are a couple I was able to find quickly:


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