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Re: draft ballot: please rule on how to implement debian/rules build-arch

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> Ok, then I suggest to go ahead with the attached patch. If I don't hear
> any objections, I'll push it later this week.

> This one uses build-arch/build-indep by default but falls back to build
> if "make -qn" says the target is not supported.

> The number of packages broken by this change is relatively small
> according to the rebuilds of Roger (~100 out of all the arch-any
> packages, probably twice that big if we include arch-all packages). And
> this number might have decreased since the tests given that lintian has
> been advising maintainers to add the build-arch/build-indep targets.

> This means that build-arch/build-indep ought to be mandatory for all
> packages from now on.

This sounds like the right move to me.  I think we (the tech-ctte) should
have a vote and make it official.  (In fact, I think we're probably long
overdue for voting on this.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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