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Re: [RFC] GNU autoconf and dpkg-architecture

On Tue, 05 Feb 2002, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Ok, I asked RMS, who is responsible for such things (at least whenever he
> likes to be :).  There might be some issues with some packages if you
> specify --build although you are not actually cross compiling.

Even when --build is equal to --host ?  And are those issues something we
will suffer in Debian, or are they just the usual braindamage we find
everywhere and fix in Debian?

> So, the recommended way is to do
>   confflags += $(DEB_HOT_GNU_TYPE)

Something seems to be missing here :)

> But people should always be aware of the possibility to discriminate on
> that.


> About all other things in your reply: I agree, good idea, more power to you,
> and let me know if I can be of help :)  [Indeed I think that lintian can be
> of help, at least to gather the raw data]

The Debian lintian lab is basically all source packages unpacked, thus a
grep-friendly place to search for stuff :)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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