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

Yann Dirson Yann Dirson <ydirson@altern.org>, 202873@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:19:31 +0200

On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 12:45:12PM +0200, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> > 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)?

It can basically go anywhere, since it does not depend on the progress
of the build.  One thing on which some people may need to be cautious,
is when a package's docdir is a symlink.  In this case putting it
after installdocs looks like a safe bet, but that really depends on
the structure of the "binary" target.

> >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. :-)

I don't think it would go away either :).  It is maybe even possible
that it gets integrated into debhelper at some time - joeyh seemed to
be interested in that when I first worked on this, although there are
surely things to change before that :)

That said, I'm not sure it's ready for full-project deployment yet.
There are still a couple of things to think about - even whether
/usr/share/doc/package is the right place for the information.

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