Re: Package which uses jam (instead make)
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 04:00:19PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > > You aren't trying to make debian/rules a jam script are you?
> > Even if he was, that would be fine if he knew how to do it properly.
> Policy 4.8:
> This file must be an executable makefile, and contains the
> package-specific recipes for compiling the package and building
> binary package(s) from the source.
> There was a lot of discussion of this some years ago (possibly in
> relationship to shoop?). I don't remember why we don't allow anything
> that meets the expected interface.
Because we're fools. :)
The "must" in the new meaning is an accidental byproduct of conversion to
the new language.
2. That which causes joy or happiness.