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Re: Bug#218893: Autodetecting existence of build-arch target

On Wed, 5 May 2004 17:34:10 +0200, Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> said: 

> I am afraid that implementing 'make -f debian/rules -pn' instead
> will lead to the same problems we tried carefully to avoid in this
> discussion and will finally delay the issue even more.

> 1) That assume debian/rules is a Makefile and there is a long
>    standing flamewar on that topic. One of the dpkg maintainer disagree.

	Policy already mandates that ./debian.rules is a Makefile, and
 this is one of the reasons for it: when the rules file is so defined,
 we can do things like ./debian/rules -np | grep ....

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