* Adam Borowski <email@example.com>, 2010-08-06, 00:28:
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: TERMS build machine The machine the package is built on. host machine The machine the package is built for. -- Jakub Wilk
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