[Build-common-hackers] Bug#521180: cdbs: DEB_PYTHON_MODULE_PACKAGE behavior changed unexpectedly

Marc Dequènes (Duck) duck at duckcorp.org
Wed Mar 25 14:15:42 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.53
Severity: grave


Until 2008-03-17, at least, DEB_PYTHON_MODULE_PACKAGE was always  
defined with the following code:
   DEB_PYTHON_MODULE_PACKAGE = $(firstword $(filter-out %-doc %-dev  
%-common, $(DEB_PACKAGES)))
and is now unset by default.

I didn't find anything documenting this changes in the changelog or  
NEWS.Debian. This is problematic, as this breaks packages relying on  
this variable in the build rules, like in the 'balazar' package:
Several package then FTBFS, thus the severity of this bug.

It seems the 'cdbs_python_packages' variable could replace it, but the  
plural in the name suggest it would not.

We could perhaps raise this problem on the mailing-list before  
changing or reverting the behavior again.


P.S: i just checked the package in Lenny (0.4.52), before sending this  
mail, and it is happily not affected.

Marc Dequènes (Duck)
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