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Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 06:16, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 06:27:11PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 06:50, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > (or possibly an alias for build-arch)
> > 
> > Then it seems to me what you want is to make build-arch and build-indep
> > required targets, and just invoke build-arch directly.
> The problem is not with we want but what dpkg-buildpackage implement.
> dpkg developers don't want to rely on debian/rules to be a Makefile
> so they have no simple way to query implemented debian/rules targets,
> so are stuck with the old interface. See bug #148932
> Changing policy will go nowhere until the above is fixed.


> I have tried and a get a FTBFS, so I gave up and make build depend
> only on build-arch. 
> That said, I agree with you that the current situation is not optimal.
> If you want policy follow usage, make a policy proposal that require
> build to depend on build-arch (if available) but not build-indep.
> The alternative (changing dpkg) is out of reach.

You just want to give up?  I think that'd be very depressing.  You know,
there is another solution: have the autobuilders install
Build-Depends-Indep too until such time as we have a proper

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