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

Adam C Powell IV hazelsct at debian.org
Mon May 11 18:25:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 15:11 +0200, 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?
> Look at my own situation (which must not be a rare one, I suppose):
> I've worked to make a Debian package of the software I develop [0]
> with the idea that the Debian Policy had to be implemented in the
> package making.
> That software recently entered Debian through NEW and almost
> immediately after that I got a FTBFS bug report [2]: pbuilder called
> debian/rules build without installing the required
> Build-Depends-Indep: texlive-latex-extra, texlive-latex-recommended, texlive-fonts-recommended
> which of course failed because pdflatex was not found on the system
> and thus could not build the LaTeX docs of the software.

I don't understand.  I maintain a bunch of packages with tex in
Build-Depends-Indep, and autobuilders never have a problem with them.
Why are they calling the build target, and not build-arch?

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