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Old 02-17-2009, 04:30 AM
Russ Allbery
 
Default debian/rules being or not a makefile

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> It seems that making debian/rules a symbolic link to /usr/bin/dh might
> actually work for some packages (although I have not yet tried), so it
> could be the perfect timing to double-think whether it is not as heretic
> as it looks, as long as it would follow the Policy requirements about
> the expected result of "debian/rules clean build binary" (and
> binary-arch and binary-indep if the ongoing discussion does not end up
> in their deprecation).

Why would we want to sanction that when the same effect can be achieved by
using a debian/rules of:

#!/usr/bin/make -f
%:
dh $@

without risking breaking any existing assumptions or software?

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Loc Minier
 
Default debian/rules being or not a makefile

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Why would we want to sanction that when the same effect can be achieved by
> using a debian/rules of:
> #!/usr/bin/make -f
> %:
> dh $@
> without risking breaking any existing assumptions or software?

Which software would be affected?

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