[Build-common-hackers] Bug#499726: Bug#499726: please provide an install target
dr at jones.dk
Fri Oct 2 11:51:12 UTC 2009
On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 01:56:07PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>I'm not sure if this should be a new bug, but this one is close enough.
>cdbs (debhelper.mk) provides install/binarypackage targets for each
>binary package. However, it does not provide the install target which
>sometimes is very useful. Adding it should be a matter of adding:
>install:: $(patsubst %,install/%,$(DEB_ALL_PACKAGES))
>Somewhere in debhelper.mk
Providing a new make target has a risk of clashing with existing target
of same name but of different type - i.e. above will break packages
currently crestihng an install: target (using single colon).
Also, I dislike the debhelper.mk rule to implement generic convenience
targets not used by itself. If generally useful they might make sense
to implement in some core place - but only if not risking clash with
local rules files as I fear is the case here.
Leaving the bug open for now to encourage more discussion.
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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