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Bug#591857: debian-policy: please clarify which of DEB_{BUILD,HOST}_* is which

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 12:43:28AM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>> It is utterly non-obvious what the BUILD and HOST architectures mean.
>> Is the latter the build (duh) host, or the target host?
>> Is the former the machine you build _on_ or build _for_?
>> Browsing the relevant documentation (debian-policy, man dpkg, ...),
>> I found no place that disambiguates those.
> FWIW, it is explained clearly in the dpkg-architecture manpage:

Good to know, that particular manpage was not among the places I looked at.
Still, it'd be better to have this disambiguation in all relevant place, to
keep hapless folks like me from being confused.

1KB		// Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor:
		//	Never attribute to stupidity what can be
		//	adequately explained by malice.

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