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

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Tue Jun 6 21:10:36 UTC 2006

Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Attached is the cdbs snippet I already use and have used for some
> time now. It invokes dh_buildinfo as late as possible (we only want
> it for inclusion in actual packaging - not while iterating over other
> build issues locally), and makes sure to only invoke once.

I'm curious to know how this will actually create the stamp file that it 
seems to be hoping for:


I'm not really sure that a stamp file would be need at all, but maybe 
I'm not understanding the behavior of this tool correctly.

My general feeling on dh-buildinfo is quite mixed.  On the one hand, if 
people want it, we can provide it.  (The fact that half the packages 
using it are maintained by you kind of skews the survey. :) )  On the 
other hand, the whole thing seems to be kind of unmaintained and 
doesn't even have a man page that explains the options.

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