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Bug#218893: Proposal: Build-Features [Fix for the build-arch problem]

Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:

> Note that I did not ask for second.
> However lintian does not appear to be exercising such restrain:


> This is happens even for package that build a single binary whether
> arch-all or arch-indep, which does not seems terribly useful.

It's a warning, not an error.  I do think that providing those targets is
best practice.  If enough packages move in that direction, we can make the
targets mandatory, just like binary-arch and binary-indep, in time.
That's by far the simplest solution to this problem.

The other advantage of Lintian warning on this is that it means we're now
collecting that data for the whole archive.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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