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Re: Inert DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS noopt in debian/rules files

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-10-06 at 01:55:01 +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>> Why?

> Because make does not (yet) pass make variables to $(shell) subshells.
> Try this:

>   $ make -f debian/rules DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt build

> instead. This just breaks the interface. We could of course simply
> just document that people should not do that… it's still a regression
> from when people switched to dpkg-buildflags (me included).


I think that it is already documented perfectly well in policy 4.9.1
which explicitely says that DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS is an *environment*
variable (not a make variable).

cu Andreas
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