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Bob Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org> wrote:
>     The following makefile snippet is suggested to implement this
>            ifneq (,$(findstring debug,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))
>            CFLAGS += -g
>            endif
>            ifeq (,$(findstring nostrip,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))
>            INSTALL_PROGRAM += -s
>            endif
>     Unless I am badly mistaken, this will not produce the opposite of
>the desired result.  From install.1:
>       -s, --strip
>              strip symbol tables, only for 1st and 2nd formats
>     Therefore, if the value of DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS is `nostrip', the
>installed binaries will be stripped.  Setting DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to
>`debug' will produce unstripped binaries.  

No, if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip, then the value of
$(findstring nostrip,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS) will be nostrip, and
ifeq (,nostrip) is false ... thus binaries won't be stripped. The
multiple negatives are a bit on the confusing side.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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