Re: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?
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- From: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:20:36 +0100
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Russ Allbery writes ("Re: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?"):
> Lo?c Minier <email@example.com> writes:
> > 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.
This is a much better idea.
> 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.
Surely we are planning to support these options in all packages
eventually ? In a package where it is difficult to separate out the
work for binary-indep, it would be acceptable to say:
I'm tempted to suggest _just_ going by the package's Standards-Version.