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Re: Consistent handling of the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 05:34:36PM +0100, Roland Mas wrote:
> Neil Williams, 2007-11-06 16:08:11 +0000 :

> > Actually, Guillem has already filed the bug: 416450 [PROPOSAL] New
> > option in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to avoid running test-suites

> > What needs to happen for that to be mandatory in Lenny?

> Get the option widely used, then documented (as a MUST) in policy,
> then agreed on as a release goal (or fix the bugs even if they're not
> RC :-)

Release goals aren't RC, they're goals.

And things shouldn't be "must" in policy unless they're intended to be RC
bugs.  I don't see how this would ever make sense to be a "must".

Rather, I would suggest that the wording for this should be along the lines

     This string means that test suites should not be run during the package
     build.  Packages with extensive test suites that are enabled at build
     time should support this option.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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