Bug#148932: dpkg-dev: dpkg-buildpackage -B should try build-arch target
Previously Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> It would be nice if `dpkg-buildpackage -B` first tried the build-arch
> target of debian/rules and only revert to the more lengthy and wasteful
> build target if build-arch weren't present.
Issue is how to detect if debian/rules does not support build-arch.
Debian policy dictates that debian/rules has to be a makefile but
dpkg does not make that demand so we will need to work out a make
compatible method if detecting target support. Until that is done
and document we'll have to put this on hold.
> I'm sure this would help slower arches such as m68k keep up.
I suspect the effect will be very small actually. I don't think I have
ever seen a package that supports a build-arch target.
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