Re: Autobuilding and the build-arch target, again
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 19:31:08 +0100, Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 06:59:55PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 06:36:40PM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
>> > To summarize the proposals so far:
>> > - "Scan debian/rules, invoke build-arch if present".
>> > Has been tried, does not work.
>> AFAIK it is working as long as you assume debian/rules to be a
> No, that is not true. The code to do it that way had been added to
> 1.10.11 (from 2003!), but was pulled in 1.10.15, with the following
> dpkg (1.10.15) unstable; urgency=low
> * Fix detection of va_copy.
> * Back out debian/rules build-arch detection. It is *not*
> possible *at all* to detect available targets in a rules file.
> -- Adam Heath <email@example.com> Fri, 19 Sep 2003 20:02:19 -0500
Err, don't believe all you read.
__> cat notargetfoo.mk
@echo nothing to see here
__> cat withfoo.mk
@echo something to see here
@echo doing foo
__> make -n -p -f withfoo.mk | grep foo: >|/dev/null; echo $?
__> make -n -p -f notargetfoo.mk | grep foo: >|/dev/null; echo $?
Of course, this kinda presupposes that ./debian/rules is a
makefile -- which is what poicy requires it to be. So we can indeed
detect if a target foo exists -- just that dpkg folks were trying not
to depend on the rules file actually being a makefile, as opposed to
something merely having a similar api to a real make file.
The sheep that fly over your head are soon to land.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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