Re: Which targets are mandatory in debian/rules?
James Troup wrote:
> No, the build target should be present and should do something,
> i.e. build the package. Even if it only depends on the two other
> build targets, it should still build stuff.
I hate to contradict you, but either you or the packaging manual is wrong:
For some packages, notably ones where the same source tree is
compiled in different ways to produce two binary packages, the
build' target does not make much sense. For these packages it is
good enough to provide two (or more) targets (build-a' and
build-b' or whatever) for each of the ways of building the
package, and a build' target that does nothing. The binary' target
will have to build the package in each of the possible ways and
make the binary package out of each.
see shy jo