[Build-common-hackers] Deprecated variable: COMPRESS
dr at jones.dk
Sat Oct 2 16:41:43 UTC 2010
On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 04:51:48PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
>What's meant to be happening for *COMPRESS* support? ' COMPRESS '
>appears in deprecated variables but there is no other support for
>passing arguments to dh_compress and no change in the documentation.
>Whether I use:
>DEB_COMPRESS_EXCLUDE := device_table.txt
>I get deprecated warnings.
>What is the replacement or are these not meant to be deprecated?
Replacements are DEB_COMPRESS_EXCLUDE_ALL and DEB_DH_COMPRESS_ARGS_ALL.
Or DEB_COMPRESS_EXCLUDE_DEFAULT and DEB_DH_COMPRESS_ARGS_DEFAULT,
depending on whether you want them ORed or ANDed with package-specific
>When will the docs be updated?
I have not yet become friends with the Docbook-based CDBS documentation,
and might never do it. I have considered to switch to a simpler source
format that I feel more compelled to keep up-to-date, and I have
considered suppressing its installation as it is growing ever more
out-of-date. But neither has happened yet :-(
For now (as has actually always been the case) the best documentation is
to read the code snippets themselves. Especially the debhelper.mk
snippet has a large comment area at the top documenting the various
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