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Re: Building in chroots hides bugs? (was: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools)

* martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> [060801 15:29]:
> also sprach Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> [2006.08.01.1221 +0100]:
> > Building in chroots *hides* bugs.
> Uh, what? Please give an example.

Missing $(DESTDIR)s in Makefiles are an example. Especially when the
install part was DESTDIRified, but the test before if the file is
already there (as make install does not want to overwrite a config file)
was forgotten.
This leads to a corrupt package when build on a system where the package
is already installed, i.e. is hidden away in any clean chroot.

  Bernhard R. Link

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