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Re: A standard patch rule for our rules

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Le Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 07:43:37PM +0200, Andreas Metzler a écrit :
> > "patch" indeded is the standard way nowadays. See policy 4.9.
> Unfortunately, it seems that with quilt, it is better ot use
> $(QUILT_STAMPFN) in order to avoid a target to become phony.

What's wrong with having a phony target? We already have many of them,
and a standard way of dealing with them: as dependencies of the ‘.PHONY’

It seems to me that the whole point of adding ‘patch’ as a (phony)
target is to allow a dependency on that target, instead of something
patch-system-specific. What is your reasoning for wanting to diverge
from that?

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Ben Finney

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