[Build-common-hackers] Bug#524717: cdbs: DEB_CONFIGURE_* variables not clearly explained

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Sun Apr 19 11:58:07 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.56
Severity: normal

cdbs provides two different variables, DEB_CONFIGURE_EXTRA_FLAGS and
DEB_CONFIGURE_NORMAL_ARGS, which both allow extra options to be given
to configure. Mentioned in the docs at Sect. 3.2, p13.

The difference between them is not well explained, apart from stating
that _EXTRA_FLAGS is still used alongside _NORMAL_ARGS.  What are they
for, exactly? That is, when would you use one of them and not the other?

It's not clear in the Sect 3.2 docs why you don't just have one variable for
adding options to configure.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.2.7      helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20080123.2 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.48    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.1      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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