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Re: Bug#374029: Fixing inconsisten and unusefull Build-Depends/Conflicts definition

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 23:10:36 +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
>> Package: debian-policy
>> Severity: normal
>> [Side note: Buildds/dpkg-buildpackage has no robust way of telling if
>> the optional build-arch field exists and must call build. This is
>> wastefull for both build dependencies and build time.]
> I've a counter-proposal. ;) Make dpkg source v2.0 (Wig And Pen) format
> require build-arch and build-indep.

And when will that ever happen?

>> - Build-Depends/Conflicts-Indep becomes usefull, build-indep becomes
>>   usefull
> Ditto.

It won't have a usefull meaning for building just architecture all
packages since that requires both Build-Depends/Conflicts and
Build-Depends/Conflicts-Indep. There currently is no dpkg-buildpackage
option for this but there are plans for it.


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