Re: Environment variables, debian/rules and dpkg-buildpackage
On Mon, May 11 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sun, 10 May 2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> I would prefer Debian to remain a full fledged member of the free
>> software community, and continue to not let build behaviour diverge
>> whether or not dpkg-buildpackage was used -- which can be a substancial
>> resource hog for multiple binary source packages.
> resource hog??
That is indeed what I said.
> If you refer to the fact, that dpkg-buildpackage cleans and rebuilds
> everything and that it can take a lot of time, then please stop using
> arguments that do not hold at all. you can call arbitrary debian/rules
> targets with dpkg-buildpackage (without calling the clean rule
> before-hand) and I pointed that to you multiple times already.
> It's in dpkg 1.15.x (in experimental right now, in sid this week) and
> it's the --target option.
Nice rant about a facility that is not yet in proper
distribution (ustable, testing, or stable).
So, until a date in the future at this point, using
dpkg-buildpackageis a resource hog, and no, you have not told me
"And remember: Evil will always prevail, because Good is dumb."
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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