Bug#250202: Alternate proposal
On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:57:53AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> David Schmitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Tuesday 26 April 2005 16:14, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >> True. What I'm looking for is something unique; so 'source' is clearly
> >> right out. Perhaps 'edit' could be better, or 'finish'. Suggestions are
> >> most certainly welcome.
> > 'prepare' ?
> dbs, one of the larger contributors to this particular packaging style,
> uses "setup", so if "setup" was used all the dbs packages at least would
> immediately satisfy the should.
Yes, that would be an option; but only if running 'dpkg-buildpackage'
after executing the 'setup' target would not erase any local changes, or
do other unexpected things. I'm not familiar enough with dbs to know
whether this is the case.
That being said, there are other systems, such as cdbs, that have other
defaults. I'm not sure whether it's a good idea to pick one, and ignore
the other -- but I don't really care about that bit, either.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond