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

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 10:54:07AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> > Steve Langasek writes ("Re: Bug#229357: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?"):
> >> Attached is a patch to dpkg which implements a check for a 'build-arch'
> >> target using 'make -f debian/rules -qn build-arch'.

> > Why are we so resistant to the new debian/control field ?  That
> > doesn't require any of this messing about with make.

> Agreed.  If I had my way, we'd add a Homepage debian/control field as
> well; instead we have an ugly workaround hack due to similar resistance.

Heh, I was very much in favor of Homepage as a debian/control field; my
objections to this use of Build-Options is not to the addition of this field
(which also has other benefits), but to this particular use of it to declare
information that must also be represented elsewhere in the package.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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