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

* Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>, 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:

       build machine
           The machine the package is built on.

       host machine
           The machine the package is built for.

Jakub Wilk

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