Release goal proposal: Archive-wide build-arch and build-indep support
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I would like to propose the goal of getting archive-wide support for
the optional debian/rules targets "build-arch" and "build-indep".
The intention is to finally solve issues like #619284 and the goal
is related to #629385.
According to Lintian, currently 5542 packages are missing at least
one of these optional targets. At the current rate these are fixed
it will take over 2 years to get them all done and unfortunately the
rate appears to be slowing dropping.
Jakub Wilk did an analysis earlier this year, which suggests we can
reduce the problem size considerably by looking only at source
packages that builds both "arch:all" and "non arch:all" binaries.
I have filed #647227 against Lintian asking for a separate tag to
identify these packages.
To keep it attainable, the goal for Wheezy is to fix the subset of
packages that would need to differentiate "build" and
"build-arch"/"build-indep". Once we have the data available, we
will put up a dd-list for the reduced set.
If you would like to help:
* Fix you(r team)'s packages (see )
* Sign up as an volunteer.
- There are up 126 QA uploads waiting to be done. :)
- There will probably also be some NMUs.
* If filing bugs for this, please use:
* User: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Usertags: build-arch-target
The release goal wiki page is at  and the current advocates are
Jakub Wilk, Bernhard R. Link and myself.
Thanks for considering.
 This data is available on lintian.d.o as:
<timestamp> <tags> <overrides> <packages>
 This dd-list is the full set of packages (the reduced set is not
available at the moment).
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