Bug#521918: pbuilder --build --binary-arch invokes 'build' target

Giacomo A. Catenazzi cate at debian.org
Mon May 11 13:52:07 UTC 2009

Filippo Rusconi wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 02:11:18PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 13:46:30 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
>>> No, policy is very clear on that: if you call the "build" target, you
>>> _must_ satisfy Build-Depends-Indep and Build-Conflicts-Indep:
>> And policy is clearly not followed by any actual practice on this point.
>> So that's as much a bug in policy as anything else (#374029).
>> Cheers,
>> Julien
> Well, but then, why have new packagers trained by studying the Policy?

Because they should find errors in policy and report such bugs ;-)

Really many bug of debian-policy are found by new maintainers,
but unfortunately most of new maintainers are too shy to report
bugs to debian-policy, just because they are *new* maintainers.
Thus debian-policy still have many bugs.


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