Bug#72335: Does debhelper handle build-indep ?
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Julian Gilbey wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 09:09:03AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > I should probably shut up about this, but something has always
> > bugged me (which means I'm probably doing it wrong).
> > Take for example /usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.multi,
> > The targets are like so:
> > binary-indep: build install
> > binary-arch: build install
> > Both `binary-indep` and `binary-arch` depend on the build
> > target. Why would you want to do a build (which will have
> > arch-specific components) for `binary-indep` ?
> Great question! Please check http://bugs.debian.org/72335 and
> consider seconding it, so that we can at long last begin to resolve
> this issue in a standard way. It proposes the (optional) introduction
> of two new targets: build-arch and build-indep which do -- guess what?
> And build will depend on both. (Of course, there may be packages for
> which splitting the build is infeasible. But that's not a problem;
> just do it all in build-arch and have build-indep depend on
I have read the thread, and I second it as ammended.
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