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

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 11:35:48PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> What about optional fields in the control file with default values:
> Build-Arch: build
> Build-Indep: build
> (and therefore may be omitted), but that can be overridden in this way?:
> Build-Arch: build-arch
> Build-Indep: build-indep
> only for packages which really need or benefit from them?
> (What I dislike is a "format version", mandatory conversion of all
> packages to the new format in the long run, and all that).

My proposal never called for that. In particular the rules.targets
option does not have this potential flaw by not creating a sense
that 'higher version is better'.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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