[Build-common-hackers] Bug#604718: Bug#604718: Bug#604718: please add support for dh_python2

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Nov 25 23:25:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 09:10:41PM +0100, Piotr Ożarowski wrote:
>[Jonas Smedegaard, 2010-11-24]
>> Where is the official documentation for that packaging helper?
>`man dh_python2` has some, but it's mostly... in my head (looking for 
>someone who will document all the small features like pkg.pyinstall¹ or 
>PyDist² in the manpage)

Ah, ok.  Not unlike CDBS :-/

>> I noticed quite a few packages switching to it recently, and wonder 
>> if it is somehow intended to be a successor of the divided past of 
>> pysupport and pycentral, or yet another equal competitor.
>I want³ all python-central and python-support packages to be converted 
>to dh_python2 in Wheezy, dunno if others will agree to do that. At 
>least for Python 3 we have one helper only and I updated 
>pycentral/pysupport to ignore python3-foo binary packages.

Thanks for the input.  Some reading for me to do (when I get to a more 
reliable internet connection than my current one).

>> As with the pycompat patch, you are quite welcome to apply your 
>> improvements directly to our Git in collab-maint area of Alioth. Just 
>> please commit code changes first and changelog update separately 
>> afterwards.
>done (without touching debian/changelog)


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