Bug#202873: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#202873: cdbs: Please add support for dh-buildinfo

Stefan Gybas Stefan Gybas <sgybas@provective.de>, 202873@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:45:12 +0200

Jeff Bailey wrote:

> What does dh_buildinfo do?

 From the package description:

Debhelper addon to track package versions used to build a package
  This script is designed to be run at build-time, and registers in a
  file the list of packages declared as build-time dependencies, as
  well as build-essential packages, together with their versions, as
  installed in the build machine.
  This will hopefully help to track packages (auto-)built with package
  versions which are known to be buggy, and, more generally, to find
  out whether a package needs to be rebuilt because of a significant
  change in a package it has a build-time dependency on.

 > Where's the appropriate place to put it?

I'm not 100% sure, I've put it right before dh_installdeb in my 
packages. Yann, can you comment (and add this to the documentation)?

> If this is permanent, is it going to be added to debhelper?  I'm nervous
> about integrating programs that might go away.

I don't think it will go away, it has just started. :-)