Re: Bug#229357: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?
On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 12:41:04AM +0300, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > Obviously the dpkg developers are rather busy at the moment. I think
> > that the right thing to do is to offer to NMU.
> Errr, what's the rush now to get this fixed? It's something that has
> been there like forever, the bug report proposes adding a new field
> which personally I don't like taking lightly.
This field does not need to be exported to the Source file, so it does
not have a large impact.
> I've been pondering on what's the cleanest way to fix it for some time,
> and I tend to agree with Steve about using the make options to test
> for the existence of the targets. But as others have pointed out it's
> not clear why that change was reverted at the time.
One of the issue is that tools like sbuild and pbuilder which want to
take advantage of the Build-Depends-Indep split needs to know whether
dpkg-buildpackage will call debian/rules build or build-arch. So if you
go that route, the exact criterium used by dpkg-buildpackage need to be
published as an interface.
Any additional detail is available at <http://bugs.debian.org/218893>
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