[Build-common-hackers] Fixing automatic update of debian/control
peter_e at gmx.net
Tue Feb 28 21:44:28 UTC 2006
Clearly, the automatic update of debian/control feature violates policy,
RM and/or ftpmaster standards, so it needs to be fixed. I think it
would be simplest for everybody, and mostly painless for those packages
that use this feature, to leave all the rules in place but don't call
them automatically. That is, to update debian/control, one would
manually call something like
$ debian/rules debian/control
Enterprising maintainers could even put this into their build scripts
before the dpkg-buildpackage call if they desire so.
Comments? Better ideas?
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