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authorJoey Hess <>2011-09-08 18:22:39 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2011-09-08 18:22:39 -0400
commitf3afdd51e82972541cefebb15ec5a1d78ce67215 (patch)
treea3b0ec133cec45eff68ed39e2192d3d7e95b76c6 /debhelper.pod
parentf9ec15906c9d2bc5dc197236883c99f7b5607277 (diff)
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@@ -472,9 +472,10 @@ multiarch directories to autoconf in --libdir and --libexecdir.
=item -
-dh allows defining custom build, build-arch, and build-indep targets
-in debian/rules, without needing to manually define the other targets
-that depend on them.
+dh is aware of the usual dependencies between targets in debian/rules.
+So, "dh binary" will run any build, build-arch, build-indep, install,
+etc targets that exist in the rules file. There's no need to define an
+explicit binary target with explicit dependencies on the other targets.
=item -