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Re: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?

Bill Allombert writes ("Re: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?"):
> In 3 years and a half, I had the time to try all of that...
> So I will try something new: an online petition:
> If you would like bug #229357 to get an answer, please
> send a signed email to the buglog.

Please, this is no way to carry on.

> At least, I would feel less alone.

FWIW, I agree with you.  I think the proposed `Build-Options' source
control field is a sensible addition and the bug should be implemented

Obviously the dpkg developers are rather busy at the moment.  I think
that the right thing to do is to offer to NMU.

While we are at it we should write a specification for Build-Options,
something like:

  The Build-Options field appears (only) in the first stanza in
  debian/control.  It gives a whitespace-separated list of options.
  The meanings of these options is defined in policy.

  Any package processing tool may act only on options which it
  recognises.  Unknown tokens must be ignored.

  Currently only the following token is defined:

  * build-arch
    Declares that the package supports all of the following
    build targets: `build-indep', `build-arch', `binary-indep',


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