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Re: [PATCH] Export the source version from dpkg-buildpackage

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 11:02:18AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Dec 2009, Iustin Pop wrote:
> > Some build scripts might need the version in order to embed it in the
> > build result. Most usually they run dpkg-parsechangelog and massage it
> > from there.
> We're planning on going away from setting environment variables to export
> random information as people prefer to not break debian/rules as a direct
> interface.
> So it's unlikely that we're going to apply this patch. Instead we should
> design some makefile snippet that people can include and that would set
> all those variables by calling the right scripts.

Cool, that makes more sense, and scratches my itch too :)

> And we need a dpkg-buildflags tool first to deal with CFLAGS and al.



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