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

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Thu Nov 26 20:36:55 UTC 2009


On Tue, 09 Dec 2008, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > For something to be able to detect a suboptimal order, the *optimal* 
> > order should have been documented in the first place. ;)
> Uhm, let me clarify: At best such issues should be fixed so that the 
> principle of "order does not matter" is restored.
> Only when order matters it should be documented how it affects the 
> functionality of the snippet and perhaps that of other snippets.
> I can even imaginge some cases of several orders being equally sane but 
> for different purposes. Such cases should also be documented. Only if a 
> non-sane ordering is detected it makes sense for a snippet to spew a 
> warning.
> Hope that helps. Both in the concrete case (the cloned bug) and for this 
> kind of issues in general (bug#508162).

Concretely, I'm not a CDBS hacker, what can we change in patchsys-quilt.mk
to ensure the patch is applied before the build machinery is called?

Raphaël Hertzog

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