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Bug#218893: Proposal: debian/rules.version file [Fix for the build-arch problem]

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 01:04:38PM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > 3.1) Provide an easy and reliable way to tell if the optional targets 
> > > are implemented.
> > 
> > And once that's there, clarify Policy to say what dpkg-buildpackage et al
> > will do: if optional targets are missing, do the old thing. If the optional
> > targets are there, do the new thing instead.
> Oh, I just misparsed this when I replied last time.  I think what you
> mean is:
> if rules.version=0, then dpkg-buildpackage behaviour will be ...
> if rules.version=1, then dpkg-buildpackage will be allowed to do ...
> etc.
> But of course, this has to be done with the consent and coorperation
> of the dpkg maintainers.

Yes. Which is what we should have done the first time around!

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