[Build-common-hackers] Bug#373164: cdbs: stop overriding DEB_DESTDIR

Eduard Bloch blade at debian.org
Tue Jun 13 08:35:15 UTC 2006

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.40
Severity: important

Please stop using abusing the DEB_DESTDIR variable which have been used
by module-assistant includes for many years now. Please do better
research when starting using variables, blindly overriding the existing
ones. Please give the variables useful names. DEB_DESTDIR does not mean
the destination directory for the deb file. It means something different
any maybe should be renamed to CDBS_CONTENTS_DIR. Exactly like most of
your other variables, why are you using DEB_ prefix? CDBS_ would be
more appropriate, it would describe who set it and why.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-amd64-k8
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

cdbs depends on no packages.

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20060223.1 Update infrastructure for config.{
ii  debhelper                     5.0.35     helper programs for debian/rules

-- no debconf information

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