Michel Schinz <Michel.Schinz@epfl.ch> writes:
>> and an inconvenience, since it conflicts with existing packaging
>> systems (e.g. bkhl pointed out that he couldn't separate the compile
>> phase and the install phase for a debian package that way).
> Ok, this could indeed be a problem, provided that it's really
> necessary to separate the two. So I need to be explained why this is
> necessary, i.e. why providing a dummy, do-nothing command for the
> compilation phase doesn't work.
Maybe I should clarify that I made the FreeBSD port, not the Debian
package. FreeBSD ports can build as a normal user, then ask for the root
password to do the installation. However, there's no problem with doing
nothing in the compilation phase, so it's not a big deal to
me. (Especially since ports also control the checksum of the source,
before doing anything.)
With Debian it's another story, or so I gathered on #scsh, but that will
have to be explained by someone else.