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Re: Bug#545081: dpkg-dev: dpkg-buildpackage -B should UNCONDITIONALLY invoke debian/rules build-arch

On Fri, 04 Sep 2009, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> I disagree that this is 229357.  That bug is about Build-Options.
> This is a new proposal to *unconditionally* use build-arch in
> dpkg-buildpackage -B.  I'm not going to play control ping-pong, but
> please reconsider.

It's all the same, we can't fix the same bug in 2 different ways so
there's no point in having 2 bugs.

You can voice your opinion that you prefer fixing it by breaking all
packages but that's all. If you really want to impose this rule to all
packages, have the policy changed first but we're not going to break all
package instantly.

> > No, that's not the way we handle things in Debian. The most likely
> > solution is that we're going to add a flag that maintainers can use to
> > say that they support build-arch / build-indep.
> Normally I would agree with you, but there has been no visible forward
> motion on any such flag since 2007.  build-arch has been part of

You did not look well enough:

This is in 2008. It has been stalled because I tried to embrace other
bugs while introducing this new field and there was no consensus for this
apparently. I shall retry with more limited goals but that's it. If you
want to help here, it's not by discussing things further but by having the
right branch ready to merge.

Raphaël Hertzog

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