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authorModestas Vainius <>2009-11-18 14:16:41 -0500
committerJoey Hess <>2009-11-18 14:16:41 -0500
commit758ce0bb1fbb505aa05f2dd3ac85d7d084b94312 (patch)
tree58aa6852c13e83aecdaaa000a0e3f4f17d99dcf1 /Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/
parent93cab1844819ee8f761606f6ccc511ebf07d2213 (diff)
Improve build system auto-selection process
This patch alters semantics of check_auto_buildable() a bit. Now it can also indicate if the source has already been partitially built with the build system and if so, such build system may be auto-selected over a less specific its parent (in the inheritance tree) even if the latter is earlier in the @BUILDSYSTEMS array. However, this still leaves a requirement that a derivative build system must not do anything that may break packages of the parent build system. Otherwise, introduction of a new derivative build system might break packages which already had that build system implemented via overrides... Signed-off-by: Modestas Vainius <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/ b/Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/
index 8974be2..2afa5e5 100644
--- a/Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/
+++ b/Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ sub check_auto_buildable {
if ($step ne "configure") {
$ret &&= -e $this->get_sourcepath("Build");
- return $ret;
+ return $ret ? 1 : 0;
sub do_perl {