Bug#369268: [Build-common-hackers] debhelper.mk: installs common docs
instead of docs listed in package.docs
petere at debian.org
Wed Jun 7 22:06:51 UTC 2006
Micha Lenk wrote:
> cdbs could call dh_installdocs twice. The first time with files
> specified on commandline, the second time without.
dh_installdocs is called once for each package. You can tell cdbs for
each of those invocations exactly what you want. If you don't want
stuff to appear on the command line for one invocation, just delete it.
I explained earlier how to do that. Calling dh_installdocs twice would
be redundant in this case because what you are actually looking for is
the second invocation.
> Does cdbs do something wrong or not? I say, yes it's doing things
> wrong: cdbs should install files listed in <package>.docs in
> preference over the files specified on command line to
Again, this is not the doing of cdbs. cdbs calls debhelper. Debhelper
decides what to install. If you think that files should take
precedence over the command line, you'll have to talk to the debhelper
maintainer. It's completely pointless to complain here because we are
not controlling that.
> Not having talked about the reasons for this bug: Do you at least
> agree with this being a bug?
Every tool known to man has the command line overriding settings in
files. Debhelper does just that, so it's fine by me. But I'm not the
debhelper maintainer, so I don't care.
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