[Build-common-hackers] Bug#606703: Bug#606703: gnome.mk: invoke dh_girepository if available

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Dec 24 13:01:49 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:52:46AM +0000, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>On 24/12/10 04:07, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 01:43:22AM +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort 
>>>dh_girepository is a helper to generate dependencies for 
>>>gobject-introspection packages (named gir1.*). It would be nice if it 
>>>was called from gnome.mk so we don't need to add that snipped to our 
>>>debian/rules in every package.
>>Hmm - would there be any harm in always running it in debhelper.mk?
>I was thinking the same after creating the patch, debhelper.mk makes 
>more sense. But we should apply this after squeeze is released, since 
>dh_girepository enforces the gir policy and fails if it's not followed 
>(the version in unstable shouldn't cause FTBFS on any packages, but 
>better safe than sorry).

Any and all changes done now will be targeted experimental until Squeeze 
is released - to make room for preparing in unstable a late bugfix 
targeted Squeeze if need arise.

As such I feel we should simply release now.

But this raise another issue: Should there be a way to suppress it, or 
should it always be used when possible?  Or perhaps the trick is to set


or something like that.

>>It seems wrong to apply it to gnome.mk IMO. Actually, gnome.mk and 
>>kde.mk are some of the least maintained parts of CDBS - would be great 
>>to coordinate with the respective teams to ensure it actually does 
>>what they would expect from it.
>I'll have a look at gnome.mk and its bug reports and keep an eye on it, 
>since I'm part of pkg-gnome.


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