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Re: Build-Depends-Indep, please review

On Fri, 19 Nov 2010, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> >But hey, all the maintainer has to do is add 1, in words ONE, char to
> >debian/rules. Just change "build:" to "build%:" and dpkg-buildpackage
> >could use build-arch/indep targets instead of build. Aparently that is
> >too much to ask.
> I volunteer to make /this/ fix to any package that is unmaintained or whose 
> maintainer is unresponsive, *if* Debian will change policy to /require/ build-
> arch/indep and make dpkg-buildpackage use them instead of build sometime after 
> the Squeeze release and before the Wheezy freeze.

It can be done, but it must be done in at least two steps:

1. Make it SHOULD, start fixing packages.  You don't have to wait for the
   SHOULD to start fixing packages, either.

2. When almost everything is fixed, make it MUST.  Whatever doesn't get
   fixed after that, gets axed from the next stable.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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