Bug#604397: debian-policy: require build-arch and build-indep targets
On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 09:55:25AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > To help no existing packages today but make it easy for packages
> > to opt in (and not break the others):
> > 1. Introduce a Build-Options facility for packages to advertise
> > capabilities like this.
> > 2. Teach dpkg-buildpackage to honor it.
> I don't think Build-Options/Build-Features is a good idea, as stated
> previously on these bug reports. For example most of my packages
> already support build-arch/build-indep, now I have to also state that
> explicitly? Buh. :)
Only for packages that would benefit from it, i.e. packages that generates
both arch-indep and arch-all packages and have large Build-Depends-Indep dependencies.
This stays an optional feature. No need to add it everywhere.
Imagine a large red swirl here.