dh 7 broken by design?
I recently tried converting my packages to dh 7 and ... failed.
The simple rule
will fail miserably if there is any file named like a target. Try `touch
build' in your favourite dh-7-package to see it break.
GNU make users probably know that this is why there is a .PHONY: ...
rule. However that one does not work with implicit dependencies and
results in make thinking there is nothing to be done.
Another idea was to supply the -B switch to make:
-B, --always-make Unconditionally make all targets.
However `make -Bf ./debian/rules clean' does not seem to work since make
executes `dh ./debian/rules'. I did not find out why.
Any ideas? (And no, removing all files named after targets is a
non-option for the general case.)
I reverted to the "customisation" dh 7 example defining all targets and
.PHONY for now.