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Bug#78014: PROPOSAL] dpkg Build Directory

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 11:48:41PM -0500, Eric Gillespie Jr. wrote:

> Let me start by saying that i am not in any way attached to this
> specific amendment to policy. What i would like is to be able to
> cause the files that are normally placed in the parent directory
> while building a package to be placed instead in some other
> directory.

Since this would involve changes to so many packages, and since it's
not really a necessity (just build the packages elsewhere if you're
low on space, or move the packages once they're built in other cases),
and since there is a workaround for the truly desperate (NFS hackery),
I will tentatively oppose this proposal unless it turns out that
support for the idea is overwhelming.  The benefits are too small, and
the costs too high, in my opinion.

Chris Waters   xtifr@dsp.net | I have a truly elegant proof of the
      or    xtifr@debian.org | above, but it is too long to fit into
                             | this .signature file.

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