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

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org> writes:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2007, Joey Hess wrote:

>> I think it would also be useful to include 'nostrip' and 'noopt' in the
>> Build-Options field, as a way to indicate that the package implements
>> those DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS. I also have some Evil Plans for other things
>> that can go in Build-Options, but they're not ready yet and would be OT
>> in this thread.

>  Why not promote these to requirements in a particular policy version
>  instead?  I fear we will have to list 10 Build-Options in all packages
>  in a couple of years.

Currently, policy says that it's recommended (the weakest policy
directive) to support noopt and nostrip.  My main concern with increasing
the strength of that directive is that, depending on how demented the
upstream build system is, it can be difficult to support these options,
and since neither is used for regular builds in Debian, they're not
usually tested and aren't necessary for properly functioning packages.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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