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Re: Bug#229357: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?

In article <[🔎] 20070629211104.GC3320@yellowpig> (gmane.linux.debian.devel.general) you wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 12:41:04AM +0300, Guillem Jover wrote:
>> 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.

| -q checks for "up to dateness" ... the next time you ran the test, it
| would fail because build-stamp had been touched and dpkg-buildpackage
| would incorrectly run build for you instead.

> 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.

I think that is just wrong. sbuild should not need to know anything
about dpkg-buildpackage's internals and there is no need for change
here. The currently used and proven interface is:

1. install Build-Depends for running dpkg-buildpackage -B

2. install Build-Depends *and* Build-Indep-Indep for running
dpkg-buildpackage differently (e.g without any modifier or with -b)

cu andreas
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