[Build-common-hackers] Re: Bug#220748: debhelper: dh_installdocs doesn't handle paths with more than one component

Joey Hess joeyh@debian.org
Tue, 18 Nov 2003 12:28:38 -0500

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Robert Millan wrote:
> When operating in tarball mode, CDBS reads the filename in debian/docs,
> prefixes it with the build-tree path, and passes it as argument to
> dh_installdocs.
> But dh_installdocs still honours the filename in debian/docs, which has
> incomplete path. Hence it attempts to copy the file from both locations,
> and fails.
> Is that the expected behaviour in dh_installdocs? If it is, then I'd like=
> find a way (maybe an extra option) to override this for CDBS to work prop=

Yes, debhelper programs will read from both files and the command line
if both are present, although this is probably rarely used. To change
this I would have to add an option or wait for v5 and change the
behavior there. Before looking at either of those I hope you can see if
there is some other way for cdbs to use debhelper than this.

see shy jo

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