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Re: Bug#93163: ITP: rep-xmms

Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com> wrote:
>On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 12:03:55PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> You have access to the variable $DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE within
>> debian/rules when using dpkg-buildpackage or the autobuilders.  This
>> will give you a string such as 'i386-linux' or 'alpha-linux' -- if
>> those map well onto your directory names, you can use the variables
>> directly; if not, you can mangle them as needed to give you the
>> appropriate directory names.
>Well, I think the question is more of whether it's acceptable to
>dynamically generate an overrides file that will be different on every

Firstly, that lintian error relates to using a plugin library, and, as I
understand it, it will probably go away when a proper policy statement
on this appears. Secondly, lintian overrides are pulled out of the
binary package, so I don't see any problem with them being

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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