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

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 03:43:41PM +0200, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:

> You are a very special case: a developer since very long time, with a
> enormous knowledge of debian policy (and dpkg internal).
> But I really think that most people outside DD use dpkg-buildpackage
> because it is the easier way (without need to remember a lot of
> details).  I think also that most of DDs use dpkg-buildpackage.

My experiences are quite the contrary: people who are not deeply
involved with Debian tend to run debian/rules directly, and the only
Debian-specific command they know is "dpkg -i --force-depends"...


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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