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

Filippo Rusconi rusconi-debian at laposte.net
Mon May 11 14:12:54 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 03:52:07PM +0200, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> 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.

Does this mean that you too think that on the specific matter dealt
with in this thread, it is the policy that is bugged and not the
autobuilders ? Or should I intersperse your message with smileys :)

Best regards,

Filippo Rusconi, PhD - CNRS - public key C78F687C
Author of ``massXpert''     at http://www.massxpert.org
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