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Re: RFS: collectl

Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>> The basic problem is that while there's potentially some use to the
>> idea of separating out architecture-independent build requirements,
>> Lintian wasn't really checking that.  In order to support this, you
>> have to very carefully structure your debian/rules so that the
>> architecture-independent parts aren't run by the buildds.  (Which, at
>> the moment, is actually impossible since the buildds don't use
>> build-arch.)

> It is possible to do that by ignoring policy and having debian/rules
> build depend on build-arch only and not on build-indep.  I remember
> pkg-gis having to do that for mapserver many years ago.

Doesn't that break regular builds?  Or does calling the binary target then
clean it up by going back to run build-indep?

> When maintainer-built .debs are finally thrown away and the required
> handling for arch all packages gets implemented on the buildds, I
> imagine the buildds will have to change to using build-arch instead?

I'm not sure that I see the connection.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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