[Build-common-hackers] Bug#596713: Bug#596713: cdbs: Please document how to override use of dh_gencontrol
mcitadel at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 00:04:47 UTC 2010
On Monday 13 September 2010 13:32:11 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Hi Andres,
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:44:51PM -0400, Andres Mejia wrote:
> >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
> >Please provide some form of documentation that explains the above use
> >case. I'm sure there are similar use cases too, such as overridding
> Thanks for reporting this!
> Documentation for CDBS certainly is lacking behind :-(
> Could you point to the specific phrase in the documentation that is
Sorry. Meant to say "it was *not* documented ..." In other words, it was not
documented however that in order to do this, the target
'binary-makedeb-IMPL/%' had to be overridden.
> Depending on what exactly you wanted to do, I believe the proper
> approach is to set DEB_DH_SHLIBDEPS_ARGS.
dpkg-shlibdeps won't help in the case where a library is dlopened, thus making
it necessary to manually add the dependencies in for a package.
> Kind regards,
> - Jonas
More information about the Build-common-hackers