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Re: Bug#218614: Branden, please apply attached patch (Was Re: Driver SDK.)

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 12:04:46PM +0000, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> For the sake of perhaps shortening the discussion I will insert a
> description, as I understand it.
> * prescriptive
>   a variable you set manually before starting to build to change the way
>   the build runs. A nice example is DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
> * descriptive
>   The variable is not supposed to be set manually, instead they are set
>   by the rules, e.g. "NOT_DOING_BLAH" reflects the fact that the
>   build does not do BLAH, not the other way round, setting
>   "NOT_DOING_BLAH" by hand won't influence whether BLAH is executed.

Correct.  Thanks for taking the time to explain this.

G. Branden Robinson                |    For every credibility gap, there is
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    a gullibility fill.
branden@debian.org                 |    -- Richard Clopton
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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