Re: Bug#88029: Package which uses jam (instead make)
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:26:45 -0500, Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> 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:
>> > I've yet to see a technical argument for allowing debian/rules to
>> > be a non-makefile.
>> I've yet to see a technical argument for disallowing debian/rules
>> from being a non-makefile.
> (itinerant policy-editor hat on)
> Me neither.
I have made a few (including ./debian/rules in an superset
debugging makefile, passing variables in MAKEFLAGS, using -j, -n, -p
and other make arguments to arrive at similar invocations, using
VPATH's et all to temporarily change include paths).
In the case of a standard, however, "Why not" is not an
adequate reason for change.
Demonstrate a use case that can't be solved using Makefiles,
and we'll see about changing the published interface.
You will be dead within a year.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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