[Build-common-hackers] Depending on debhelper
peter_e at gmx.net
Wed Aug 15 13:48:50 UTC 2007
There are several bugs filed for cdbs that could be quite easily fixed if cdbs
had a hard dependency for debhelper, namely
#433862: cdbs: please allow the possibility to filter out packages
#405413: /usr/lib/cdbs/list-packages doesn't honor DH_OPTIONS ?
#416018: consider using dh_testroot
Historically, cdbs has never depended on debhelper so as to make the use of
debhelper.mk optional. But debhelper is ubiquitous now and perpetuating the
reimplementation of cdbs-specific poor copies of some functionalities like
dh_testroot and dh_listpackages seems pointless. Using debhelper.mk would
remain optional of course.
Does anyone see a downside to making debhelper a Depends: of cdbs and using
dh_listpackages and dh_testroot everywhere it's appropriate?
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