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authorJoey Hess <>2010-03-01 16:05:49 -0500
committerJoey Hess <>2010-03-01 16:05:49 -0500
commitfb55603c56612e70d28efa5996f63ad00a3eeb2a (patch)
tree6d7d6440a9cd76b66b580a3c1e404cc6bb4b86fd /Debian/Debhelper/
parent66c0289440285c22fd099c16bc821251bde73a00 (diff)
If neither -a or -i are specified, debhelper commands used to default to acting on all packages in the control file, which was a guaranteed failure if the control file listed packages that did not build for the target architecture. After recent optimisations, this default behavior can efficiently be changed to the more sane default of acting on only packages that can be built for the current architecture. This change is mostly useful when using minimal rules files with dh. Closes: #572077
Diffstat (limited to 'Debian/Debhelper/')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Debian/Debhelper/ b/Debian/Debhelper/
index f37ff51..b96ea34 100644
--- a/Debian/Debhelper/
+++ b/Debian/Debhelper/
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@ sub init {
# Check if packages to build have been specified, if not, fall back to
# the default, doing them all.
if (! defined $dh{DOPACKAGES} || ! @{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
- push @{$dh{DOPACKAGES}},@allpackages;
+ push @{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}, getpackages('both');
# Check to see if -P was specified. If so, we can only act on a single
@@ -667,8 +667,10 @@ sub sourcepackage {
# Returns a list of packages in the control file.
-# Pass "arch" or "indep" to specify arch-dependant or
-# independant. If nothing is specified, returns all packages.
+# Pass "arch" or "indep" to specify arch-dependant (that will be built
+# for the system's arch) or independant. If nothing is specified,
+# returns all packages. Also, "both" returns the union of "arch" and "indep"
+# packages.
# As a side effect, populates %package_arches and %package_types with the
# types of all packages (not only those returned).
my (%package_types, %package_arches);
@@ -715,8 +717,8 @@ sub getpackages {
if ($package &&
- (($type eq 'indep' && $arch eq 'all') ||
- ($type eq 'arch' && ($arch eq 'any' ||
+ ((($type eq 'indep' || $type eq 'both') && $arch eq 'all') ||
+ (($type eq 'arch' || $type eq 'both') && ($arch eq 'any' ||
($arch ne 'all' &&
samearch(buildarch(), $arch)))) ||
! $type)) {