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

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:35:04AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 03:58:19PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
Summary of the auction so far:

Steve bet on Manoj and Josip on Wichert.


> The interface to the rules file is defined well enough, there's absolutely
> nothing wrong with having other things than /usr/bin/make abide by the same
> rules.

The interface to the rules file is insufficient since there is no
mechanism to expand it while keeping backward compatibility.

Since at this point, backward compatibility is more important that any
new feature we might add, the problem calls for a technical solution
that may or may not require debian/rules to be a Makefile (with a
capital M).

Solving this is in my opinion more important than continuing an
historical flamewar.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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