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Re: Bug#88029: Package which uses jam (instead make)

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 12:18:51PM +0200, Bill Allombert 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 <doogie@debian.org>  Fri, 19 Sep 2003 20:02:19 -0500
> The rationale are not available to me, but I trust him since he really
> tried.

I'd be interested to see doogie's rationale, but it's amusing enough as it
stands, because the policy still says:

          If one or both of the targets `build-arch' and `build-indep' are
          not provided, then invoking `debian/rules' with one of the
          not-provided targets as arguments should produce a exit status
          code of 2.  Usually this is provided automatically by make if the
          target is missing.

...thereby, in its trend of hinting at Make-specific stuff, going against
the judgement of not one but two dpkg maintainers.

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