Re: A debian/rules target to rebuild pre-built stuff?
Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Since Debian does not require everything to be built from source (such
> as autotools build systems, firmware and so on), would it be a good idea
> to codify in policy that every package shipping files not built from
> source should have a way to completely rebuild everything from source?
> In this way we can find out whether or not the tools used to build such
> files are still working as expected.
The results of that build seem unlikely to ever be seriously tested
currently, which makes me a little dubious that it's worth making a rule
about it. Or, put another way, I'm not sure that this is substantially
less controversial than just requiring debian/rules build rebuild
everything from source.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>