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

On Monday 11 May 2009 09:49:31 Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Mon, 11 May 2009, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Well, debuild calls dpkg-buildpackage most of the time, unless you give a
> > specific target (which would again possibly be of interest to those who
> > are interested in calling debian/rules by hand for some reason). And that
> > is also something newish.
> Any pointer to this feature?

Um, didn't you yourself orginally report this? (bug #476100)  Anyway, the 
current man pages of debuild says this:

An alternative way of using debuild is to use one or more of the parameters 
binary, binary-arch, binary-indep and clean, in which case debuild will 
attempt to gain root  privileges  and then run debian/rules with the given 

> > So again some of this would become clearer if the actually supported
> > build methods are more clearly spelled out.  And then if someone could
> > fold all of the functionality of debuild into dpkg-buildpackage, there
> > would be even less distraction and variation.
> It's planned, see #476221.

That sounds like the ticket.

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