Re: source dependencies for source packages
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 2) Another solution could be to keep the build infrastructure
>> in one source package and then setting one variable from
>> outside to build the needed cross compilers:
>> TARGET=<cross-target> dpkg-buildpackge ... Not sure if this is
>> allowed by policy, because it requires manual intervention in
>> the build process.
Ben> I like this one. You could allow others to do "3" (I don't
Ben> think it is needed though), but I think you should just
Ben> support this.
I think it is reasonable to do this so long as you don't plan on
uploading the binary package. I think that for packages in the
archive (with the exception of kernel modules binaries, which I don't
like but don't have better solutions for), you really want to mandate
that there is a well defined build procedure that requires no human