[Build-common-hackers] rewrite plans

Tom Huckstep tom-lists-cdbs@jaguarpaw.co.uk
Sun, 23 May 2004 11:06:42 +0100

On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 10:45:25AM +0100, Tom Huckstep wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 07:16:38PM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > I had started implementing this in gmake; however, as jbailey pointed
> > out, there's no reason why this can't be done in shell.  I'm even
> > inclined to do it in perl
> I'm surprised to discover that debian/rules files are allowed to be anything
> other than Makefiles.  I had always assumed it was some policy matter.

I've just checked policy, and debian/rules files do have to be Makefiles. 
In that case could you explain what you mean by implementing this in shell
or perl?

Do you mean you will have a simple call in debian/rules out to your