[Build-common-hackers] Bug#596713: cdbs: Please document how to override use of dh_gencontrol

Andres Mejia mcitadel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 16:44:51 UTC 2010

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.88
Severity: wishlist

chromium-browser at one point required manually adding some extra dependencies
in Depends field, so there was a need to override part of debhelper.mk that ran
dh_gencontrol. It was documented however that in order to do this, the target
'binary-makedeb-IMPL/%' had to be overridden.

Please provide some form of documentation that explains the above use case. I'm
sure there are similar use cases too, such as overridding dh_shlibdeps.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     8.0.0      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                    2.10.68    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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