[Build-common-hackers] Bug#586859: cdbs: upward compatibility

Kevin Ryde user42 at zip.com.au
Wed Jun 23 00:31:13 UTC 2010

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.85
Severity: wishlist

I hoped perlmodule.mk and other fragments wouldn't print messages saying
they shouldn't be used.  One of the most attractive things about cdbs is
that straightforward uses have been forward and backward compatible for
a very long time -- unlike other packaging tools which seem to run a
treadmill forcing developers to make one change after another to stuff
that was working fine.  I thought in fact also the reason for the /1/ in
the cdbs names was so existing ways could be left alone should there be
new things.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-486
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.9.1      helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20100122.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.64    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.5      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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