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Re: ./configure in debian/rules

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
> `--host=HOST-TYPE'
>      the type of system on which the package will run.  By default it
>      is the same as the build machine.  Specifying it enables the
>      cross-compilation mode.
> There's a long archived discussion on the Autoconf mailing list about it.

Is there a one-sentence summary of the reason for the change?

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