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Re: DEB_VENDOR and forks

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> There is a good use case for this that doesn't require a conditional, which is
> passing --with-package-name=$(DEB_VENDOR) to configure for packages that have
> this option (e.g. the GStreamer stack, that right now checks
> lsb_release -si output.

 Good point; that's similar to when the "exactly this vendor" check
 makes sense

> It doesn't solve your concerns but perhaps you could do some common
> action or apply the Debian logic for anything else (which would be the
> same as not looking at DEB_VENDOR at all).

 Applying the Debian logic is not good enough for e.g. derivatives of
 Ubuntu as they want to fork the Ubuntu behavior and patches etc.

Loïc Minier

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