Re: New make is breaking several packages
Quoting Daniel Schepler (email@example.com):
> > It breaks a widely used feature. Why should this change not be
> > considered a make bug?
> In make's NEWS.Debian.gz it says this change was for POSIX compliance. And
> since there's the simple way to rewrite these things that I outlined, I think
> it's better to make our debian/rules and Makefiles compliant than to revert
> this change.
Well, my first reaction is that this should have been coordinated or
at the very minimum announced to -devel, which is not *only* a flaming
I even think that -devel-announce would have been appropriate.
No offense intended for the maintainer, whoever it might be....