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

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 06:23:55PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> For ten years, the "common practice" was that dpkg-buildpackage did not set
> any variable. 
> We cannot standardize on the "env variable proposal" because such proposal has
> never be made. Instead dpkg-buildpackage was broken in Lenny, and should be
> fixed ASAP. Now we have packages that do not build correctly with
> dpkg-buildpackage, others that do not build correctly with debian/rules binary,
> and all handle env var differently.  

I concur.

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