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authorJoey Hess <>2009-09-01 13:40:52 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2009-09-01 13:45:53 -0400
commit71e10953d25187a6528623dbd49901a89463426c (patch)
tree961d17313aefe50842c1df40837d81b488630d8a /debhelper.pod
parenta432550b565cd01d4a67b8cb929f90fa29d299f7 (diff)
-a == -s
The -a flag now does the same thing as the -s flag, so debhelper users do not need to worry about using the -s flag when building a package that only builds for some architectures, and dh will also work in that situation. Closes: #540794
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/debhelper.pod b/debhelper.pod
index cea5283..a903620 100644
--- a/debhelper.pod
+++ b/debhelper.pod
@@ -93,7 +93,8 @@ will output what it would have done.
=item B<-a>, B<--arch>
-Act on all architecture dependent packages.
+Act on architecture dependent packages that should be built for the
+build architecture.
=item B<-i>, B<--indep>
@@ -106,13 +107,8 @@ times to make debhelper operate on a given set of packages.
=item B<-s>, B<--same-arch>
-This is a smarter version of the -a flag, that is used in some rare
-circumstances. It understands that if the control file lists "Architecture: i386"
-for the package, the package should not be acted on on other architectures. So
-this flag makes the command act on all "Architecture: any" packages, as well
-as on any packages that have the current architecture explicitly specified.
-Contrast to the -a flag, which makes the command work on all packages that
-are not architecture independent.
+This used to be a smarter version of the -a flag, but the -a flag is now
+equally smart.
=item B<-N>I<package>, B<--no-package=>I<package>