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Re: Debhelper doesn't know the ‘build-stamp’ target, but Lintian recommends it



Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 09:12:37PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> writes:
> > 
> > > On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 08:23:42AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > > Should Lintian's recommendation be changed?
> > >
> > > Quite possibly, I'm sure the lintian maintainers would be happy to
> > > have improved help text. I didn't write it with dh in mind
> > 
> > Okay. (Thanks for writing it.)
> > 
> > If you [Roger Leigh] were to write [the Lintian recommendation for
> > the set of ‘build*’ targets] with ‘dh’ in mind, what would be the
> > recommended set of explicit targets?
>
> Errrr... just "%", I guess :)

The ‘%:’ rule is the opposite of explicit :-) which is why I asked Roger
what the set of explicit targets should be in Lintian's recommendation.

So, you're arguing for “no explicit targets when using ‘dh’”, right?
I've already given my reasons not to want that.

I'm still interested in Roger's response to the above.

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