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Re: Environment variables, debian/rules and dpkg-buildpackage

On Mon, 16 Mar 2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         The advantage of the snippet approach is where packages might
>  break if the builtin defaults are changed will not be broken by the
>  snippet approach, since the change is opt-in.

Once a package relies on values provided by a Makefile snippet, it might
also break when the values provided by the snippet change. Otherwise we
lose the advantage of facilitating distribution-wide changes of default
build options.

I don't see how you reconcile everything.

Raphaël Hertzog

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