Bug#267398: gs-gpl: builds arch:all packages out of the binary-arch target
On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Package: gs-gpl
> Version: 8.01-5
> Severity: normal
> According to Policy, section 5.2, a debian package that is
> architecture-independent (thus, one that has 'Architecture: all' set
> in the debian/control file) should be built as a dependant of the
> binary-indep target of the debian/rules file.
> The gs package, of the gs-gpl source package, does not; not only is this
> against policy, it is also a nuisance for those of us who maintain
> autobuilders: autobuilders invoke 'dpkg-buildpackage -B' to avoid
> binary-indep packages to be built, which results in a .changes that does
> not mention the _all.deb files. As a result, they aren't automatically
> cleaned either, so must be manually removed.
> Of course, they're also a waste of precious CPU time.
> Please modify your debian/rules file to not build Architecture: all
> packages as a dependency of the binary-indep target.
I'm also running an almost-autobuilder. Any progress about this?
If you are using debhelper, options -a and -i will help.