[Build-common-hackers] Bug#315917: cdbs: please add possibility to explicitly update debian/control

Marc Haber Marc Haber <mh+debian-bugs@zugschlus.de>, 315917@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 27 Jun 2005 07:34:24 +0200

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.30
Severity: wishlist


it is widely discussed that the automatic debian/control processing
might introduce bad breakage if the package is built again at a later
time (for example when a security update needs to be done).

Please factor out the debian/control building code so that it can be
called from debian/rules manually in a dedicated target. That target
should work even with DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_DEBIAN_CONTROL unset.

Unfortunately, debian/rules debian/control doesn't seem to work, and I
can't find any documentation about this feature in the official docs.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-zgserver
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

cdbs depends on no packages.

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20050422.1 Update infrastructure for config.{
ii  debhelper                     4.9.1      helper programs for debian/rules

-- no debconf information