[Build-common-hackers] Bug#508162: Bug#508162: Please document the "correct" order of rules and classes in debian/rules

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Tue Dec 9 08:11:52 UTC 2008

Jonas Smedegaard schrieb:
> In principle the order does not matter.
> But in reality, as you've experienced, it does.
> Please file individual bugreports for each such issue that you discover.

OK, this is an individual bug report:
Please make sure that patches are always applied *before* the build 
system attempts to configure, build or clean a package.

> At best such issues should be corrected to not exist, but if too 
> impractical at least it should detect and emit a warning when loaded in 
> a suboptimal order.

For something to be able to detect a suboptimal order, the *optimal* 
order should have been documented in the first place. ;)


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