Re: addition to debian standards
All of this discussion about GNU standards only applies to Makefiles,
not to debian/rules. It's just unreasonable to expect a maintainer
to rewrite Makefiles to comply with the GNU coding standards.
All we need is something that:
* Makes Debian source dists pentium optimisation compliant
* Doesn't mess with the variables in the Makefiles.
* Is easy for the maintainers to implement.
After reading Tyson's first post I want to change my suggestion
for implementing this to having two new standards:
a) Each rules file (for which it is applicable) must allow
the -O flag to be changed from the command line via
the DEBIAN_O variable. This can be ignored if higher
optimisations are known to break a program.
b) Each rules file (for which it is applicable) must allow
the -m flag to be set from the command line via
the DEBIAN_M variable. This variable should never
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