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Re: design of an apt-src program

On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 11:09:00PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 09:43:17PM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> >   12: allow certain default global settings.  I.e. on a server you may
> > never want to link with the X libraries, you may always want to compile
> > with mmx instructions, etc. never strip binaries etc. etc.
> This would be a feature of source packages themselves, not of apt-src.
> Currently, there is no reliable way to specify compiler flags to be used
> during the build.  Of course, instructing the build not to strip the
> binaries already has a defined interface (DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS).

At least one package supports "don't build X11" via DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, in
large part because it *is* a fairly crucial Build-Dependancy of X11, and
thus a workaround was put into place to allow bootstrapping (groff, and
thank you again, Colin, from the bottom of my heart).
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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