Bug#369268: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#369268: why not filtering?

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Mon May 29 12:49:04 UTC 2006

Am Montag, 29. Mai 2006 14:05 schrieb Micha Lenk:
> This bugreport is about having a common README in DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL
> overriding a README (from a different location) mentioned in per-package
> file <package>.docs.

This really gets into debhelper behavior.  The stuff on the command line and 
in the files complements each other, and if you mention an equally-named file 
twice, you'll have a problem.  I see that this is a bother for you but it's 
just an unfortunate consequence of debhelper behavior.  I don't see how we 
can change that in CDBS without overruling debhelper design decisions.

I'd say the best way to deal with this would be to override 
DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL for individual packages, like so:

binary-install/foopkg:: DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL=

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