Re: Unsustainable debian/rules as official build entry point?
On Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:36:41 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> And I've got to question whether we should keep supporting it or just
> declare dpkg-buildpackage to be that entry point.
I think it makes sense to declare dpkg-buildpackage the official entry
point. Reasons for:
1. It is already the de-facto entry point, since buildds use dpkg-
buildpackage, and so do pbuilder and sbuild.
2. Most (all?) of the archive already depends on dpkg-dev, by using the /
usr/share/dpkg/*.mk helpers (either directly or indirectly via CDBS) and
using dpkg-* tools (either directly or indirectly via debhelper).
3. Providing a clean environment helps the reproducibility efforts, by
providing a single place where many weird environment variables can be
neutered. It probably will also help other archive-wide efforts
4. dpkg-buildpackage has the --target and --as-root flags to invoke any
debian/rules target since 1.15 (oldoldstable has 1.16).
1. Finger memory. This can be alleviated via a suitable alias
I can't come up with other reasons.
Let's make dpkg-buildpackage the official entry point.