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Re: Proposed mass-bug filing: missing support for build-arch or build-indep

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 03:11:21PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to propose a mass bug filing on source packages that miss
> support for build-arch or build-indep targets in debian/rules.
> Those targets were made mandatory in Debian Policy 3.9.4 (released in
> August 2012). From the changelog:
>   * build-arch and build-indep are now mandatory targets in debian/rules,
>     implementing the Technical Committee ruling in #629385.  Wording
>     review by Jonathan Nieder, Jakub Wilk, and Roger Leigh.
>     (Closes: #374029)
> There are currently 411 packages in testing that do not include those
> targets, according to lintian's debian-rules-missing-recommended-target
> tag.  (I will also file a bug against lintian to reflect that those
> targets are now required).
I think you should start with a lower severity and consider bumping it
to serious once you're down to a manageable number (and possibly a
couple of NMU campaigns).


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