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Re: dpkg for FreeBSD



On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Piotr Roszatycki wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Jules Bean wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Piotr Roszatycki wrote:
> > > > It will always require GNU utils such as autoconf, gettext, make, etc.
> > > > I also don't see what you would gain with a dpkg-make symlink.
> > > 
> > > The path for GNU make is hardcoded in debian/rules file as /usr/bin/make.
> > 
> > Doesn't stop you typing
> > 
> > /usr/bin/gmake -f debian/rules binary 
> > 
> > does it?
> 
> Sure, but dpkg-buildpackage command should check $MAKE shell variable
> and execute correct make command if this variable is set.

I don't think that debian/rules has to be a makefile, sadly. Although it
always is.

This is a more general problem about #! lines being fundamentally
non-portable, IMO.

Jules

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