[Build-common-hackers] Bug#565973: Bug#565973: closed by Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> (reply to 565973 at bugs.debian.org) (Re: Bug#565973: closed by Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> (Re: Bug#565973: cdbs should not use --prefix, but --install-layout=deb))

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Feb 24 01:07:22 UTC 2010

severity 565973 minor
tags 565973 moreinfo

Hi Matthias and others folowing this,

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 01:37:29AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> Please include concrete evidence if reopening again.
> - have a setup.py which uses the destination directory to write
>   "config" files during installation
> - using the distutils task without python helper programs
>   installs into the wrong directory

Thanks for the extra info.  However I still fail to understand.

Could you please as requested provide a concrete example of a packaging 
which fails due to this bug?  Need not be an existing package - feel 
free to construct one.

Until this is proven to be a real bug I dare lower the severity. I 
strongly suspect that the issue really is only cosmetic.

>plus, please could you point out what would go wrong when not using 

One issue that I know of is that that option forces a recent release of 
Python, causing problems with backports.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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