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Re: Does debhelper handle build-indep ?

Bill Allombert wrote:

> On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:22:15AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> >   `binary-arch' builds the binary packages which are specific to a
> >   particular architecture, and `binary-indep' builds those which are
> >   not.
> Thanks for pointing me to /usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.multi
> What is the purpose of binary-indep? 

Like he said:  `binary-indep' makes the architecture _all_
package(s), if there are any.

>                                      The way I set up the Makefile
> (like in example/rules.multi) when I do a debian/rules
> binary-indep(or arch), the build target is made and the whole
> package is compiled, so there is no big won to use binary-indep(or
> arch)). 

Right. Which is why I seconded  http://bugs.debian.org/72335
>      Should I add a build-indep and a build-arch?  qIf it save
> time to autobuilders, I will do it. However I check out some
> packages with -doc, and they don't happen to do it.

I do.


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