Re: Bug#88029: Package which uses jam (instead make)
On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 11:20:33AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> this-and-that function of Make" (so far I remember only two of those, when
> the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS env. variable was added and when testing for existence
> of build-arch was added).
... which was a fiasco. Doogie finally implemented the proposal and revert it
dpkg (1.10.15) unstable; urgency=low
* Back out debian/rules build-arch detection. It is *not* possible *at
all* to detect available targets in a rules file. Period.
-- Adam Heath <email@example.com> Fri, 19 Sep 2003 20:02:19 -0500
The rationale are not available to me, but I trust him since he really
At this point I see only two alternative:
1) use dependencies
This is not good to run build-indep as root, but only the maintainer
run binary-indep, and there is no need to change dpkg-buildpackage.
2) Set a make variable BUILD and do
build: build-arch build-indep
This require dpkg-buildpackage to call debian/rules with
BUILD=build-arch or BUILD=build-indep accordingly.
Of course, variants using environment variables exist.
Imagine a large red swirl here.