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

On Mon, May 04 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> On Mon, 04 May 2009, Guillem Jover wrote:

>> ,-- debian/rules
>> -include /usr/share/dpkg/build-options.mk
>> # package overrides
>> FOO := pkg
>> `--
> Probably without the leading "-", otherwise we have a risk to not have
> any sane default at all.

        I disagree. Without the leading -, it would make it impossible
 to build on a machine with older dpkg -- and why be unnecessarily
 unfriendly to backporters?

        If you want sane defaults, by all means provide sane defaults

> And we should add a build-dependency instead.

        And restrict the machines where the package can be built? I
 think not.

> Or maybe that choice can be left to the maintainer.

        This is better than forcing people into restricting the
 platforms where their sources can be built, but still a cop
 out. Guillem's proposal is technically better.


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