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

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 10:49:13PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 10:09:19PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 09:26:23PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > Attached is a patch to dpkg which implements a check for a 'build-arch'
> > > target using 'make -f debian/rules -qn build-arch'.

> > Is there actually a defined semantic for make -qn ? The make info manual
> > states:

> > "It is an error to use more than one of these three flags [-q, -t, -n] in the same
> > invocation of `make'."
> No answer? I would like to work on this, but someone would need to
> answer my questions about it...

> (explicetly sending to vorlon, too, ignoring the M-F-T)

I have no answers for you about whether there are defined semantics for this
use of make. :)

Anyway, I thought this patch was ruled out in later discussion in the

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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