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Re: Bug#77153: Use $DEB_BUILD_DIR rather than parent directory?

On 22-Nov-2000 Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Chris Waters wrote:
>> I think Wichert was wrong in this case.  I don't think policy should
>> be in charge of every minor feature of the toolkit, especially not
>> optional features.
> How many times do I have to repeat that this is *NOT* a feature of the
> toolkit but of the fact that the path where the debs are made is
> explicitly given in each and every debian/rules file?

indeed.  debhelper automagically decides where the files will be placed based
on package name, so it too would need touching.  Then you have all of the
crufty rules files which have been in Debian forever and you have quite some
work.  Without a policy, I doubt we could get serious support or agreement on

I for one would love to be able to tell dpkg-buildpackage that my debian/ dir
is over there, use it.

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