[Build-common-hackers] Standardisation of the name of the patching targets included in debian/rules.

Simon Horman horms at debian.org
Mon Feb 4 08:28:14 UTC 2008

On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 08:14:35PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:10:41AM +0100, Martin Quinson wrote:
> > I find personnaly patch/unpatch more easy to understand, but YMMV...
> I think (hope) that no one will be able to find a reason why the two
> target should *not* be called "patch" / "unpatch". They are IMO the only
> 2 that people will be able to guess out of the blue.
> So please go for patch/unpatch.

Fine by me.

Though if you dug a bit deeper I suspect you would find rather a
lot of packages that supply patch/unpatch targets under various names.

Perhaps a policy is in order? That way lintian and friends would
alert packagers to the problem.


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