[Build-common-hackers] Questions about pre-build target (and
Tue, 13 Apr 2004 09:02:33 -0400
On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 05:19, W. Borgert wrote:
> the comment to the pre-build target in buildcore.mk says:
> # This target is called before almost anything else happens. It's a good=
> # to do stuff like unpack extra source tarballs, apply patches, and stuff=
> # the future it will be a good place to generate debian/control, but righ=
> # now we don't support that very well.
> Are there any real-world examples for using this target? What
> is meant with "generate debian/control"? From which source?
I've seen several packages generate control from a file like control.in,
for e.g. substituting package names. That might actually break CDBS at
the moment though (we'd need to regenerate the package variables, etc).
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