./configure in debian/rules
In a number of packages (e.g., busybox, dash and many more) the
debian/rules Makefile calls ./configure without --host argument. This
makes the life quite difficult for cross-compilation - for every
such package I need to add --host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) to every
configure invocation in debian/rules.
Is there a workaround that avoids touching debian/rules? What is
the preferred way to solve this problem with dpkg-buildpackage?