Re: Keeping information on the build system
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Joey Hess wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > But even in this case, I see no need for an extra header telling which
> > version of a certain tool or something likewise has been used. When a
> > program has been compiled, it works; no matter which version of autoconf
> > you used, no matter of which compiler you used, a compiled program works.
> .. except for when the compiler is broken, or the kernel is broken, or
> dpkg-deb is broken or debhelper is broken, or what have you. There are
> plenty of things to break and seem to produce a valid deb that is still
> horribly wrong.
Hmm. You've got a point there.
> What Yann is trying to do is worthwhile, it would be
> nice to be able to grep for packages built with a broken version of a
> particular tool.
That's right, but in that case a "Build-Unused" (which he suggested) is
not something that would serve this (indeed valid) goal.
wouter dot verhelst at advalvas in Belgium
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