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Re: ./configure in debian/rules

Pjotr Kourzanov <peter.kourzanov@xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Dear developers,
>    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.

Were can I read up on how and why I should do this?  AFAIR, the policy
mentions this variable in the section about debian/rules, but does not
make their use mandatory.

>    Is there a workaround that avoids touching debian/rules? What is
> the preferred way to solve this problem with dpkg-buildpackage?

Educate your developer collegues?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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