On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:45:28AM +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote: > * Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2010-11-21, 21:38: >> I'd like to propose that build-arch and build-indep be changed in >> Policy from "may be provided" to "must be provided" in preparation >> for enabling their use. We've wanted to fix the root problem for >> at least half a decade, and I'd like to get it done for wheezy. > > The only source packages that could possibly benefit from > build/build-arch/build-indep separation are those which build at least > one arch:all package and at least one non-arch:all package. How about > making the additional target obligatory only for them? If I calculated > correctly that would reduce number of source packages affected by this > transition from ~15K to ~2K. That would make sense. However, it should be noted that current Policy requires binary-arch and binary-indep irrespective of if any arch or indep packages are built, and it would be consistent to require the same of the corresponding build targets. >> This should probably also be accompanied by a new lintian check which >> can warn if these rules are missing. > > I think we should be changing policy only after the lintian check is > implement and the majority of packages are fixed. OK. Just for the record, I've implemented support in debhelper's dh command in #604563. Once applied, this will automatically add support to the huge chunk of the archive using "tiny" rules files. cdbs will be next on my list. These two combined are, by a crude estimate, grepping the lintian lab, approximately 50% of the total. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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