[Build-common-hackers] Fixing automatic update of debian/control

Peter Eisentraut 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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