[Build-common-hackers] Bug#590157: Bug#590157: cdbs and module-assistant: conflicting use of DEB_DESTDIR variable

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Sat Jul 24 11:13:14 UTC 2010

Hi Jakub,

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:27:02PM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>Package: cdbs,module-assistant
>Version: cdbs/0.4.87
>Version: module-assistant/0.11.3
>Severity: important
>Both packages use the DEB_DESTDIR variable, but with completely 
>different semantics. It is close to impossible to use both cdbs and 
>/us/share/modass/include/*.mk in a single debian/rules, see e.g. bug 

I fail to locate CDBS nor module-assistant even mentioned in that 

That said, it certainly do not surprise me that CDBS is incompatible 
with other tools also using Make snippets and DEB_DESTDIR but 

Suggestions of how to solve[1] this is of course appreciated, as is more 
info on what is the actual problem here.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

[1] except for rewriting CDBS to change semantics of DEB_DESTDIR or 
renaming that variable, both of which is unrealistic to change, I 

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