Re: Thoughts about src-dep implementation
Chris Waters wrote:
> Also, this would rely on "debian/rules clean" completely reversing the
> effect of a build, and I can tell you right now, this was not true of
> *any* package I have adopted, and is still not true of at least one
> package I'm currently maintaining (haven't had time, plus there's one
> especially tricky bit).
debian/rules clean is already required to reverse the effects of the build.
This should undo any effects that the `build' and `binary' targets
may have had, except that it should leave alone any output files
created in the parent directory by a run of `binary'. This target
is required to be non-interactive.
Anyone who builds a package twice in the same directory knows this. As
you've mentioned below, you don't. I expect most people do, though.
My experience is counter to yours -- I know debian/rules clean fully reverses
the build in all of my packages, and I have not run into many packages it
was broken with.
see shy jo