>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: Steve> If this is for people doing out-of-archive builds who don't Steve> want to deal with failures from -Werror, I can see how having Steve> a single environment toggle is useful to them; but it doesn't Steve> seem useful to *Debian* when such out-of-archive rebuilds Steve> don't correspond to the official builds. E.g. if they're Steve> test builds for new toolchains, knowing that the package Steve> *could* build, with options Debian doesn't actually use, is Steve> of limited use. (If you build twice, once with once without Steve> and file bugs on packages where the results differ, I guess Steve> that's one use, but involves a lot of manual labor.) In the general case I agree. But we have the specific case of cross-bootstrapping. They want to be able to do builds to bootstrap and they want to have an option they can pass into the build to ask debian/rules not to include -Werror. I suspect Helmut believes he can get patches accepted in the packages where this is most important to honor the option. Given his track record, I bet he's right. So, we have a team in Debian wanting a interface sufficiently standardized for them to do their work. I think we have confidence that once we agree on a interface they can produce appropriate consumers of the interface as well as implementations of the interface. I think we should have a high bar for standing in the way of this kind of work.
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