Bug#202873: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#202873: cdbs: Please add support for dh-buildinfo
Stefan Gybas <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.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. :-)