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

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 11:41:30PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         The only builds Debian supports are not just the buildd ones. As
>  members of the free software community, we should also cater to end
>  users building, tweaking, and rebuilding our software.

The only builds Debian supports are the ones that are distributed from the
archive.  Debian doesn't "support" any other builds.  Some other builds will
work and be compatible with Debian.  Others won't, and if they don't, it's
left to the discretion of the individual maintainer whether to help.

Or does Debian "support" all of the unmodified source packages that are
rebuilt for Ubuntu?  That would be news to me.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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