[Build-common-hackers] Bug#663082: Bug#663082: Should not silently change definition of $libexecdir

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Mar 8 12:08:20 UTC 2012

On 12-03-08 at 12:14pm, Michael Biebl wrote:
> the latest changes in cdbs redefines how $libexecdir is set.
> This will cause hundreds of FTBFS, which is not acceptable.

Whoops - you are right: Bug#661983 affects _new_ packages only (or 
packages autoreconf'ing during build).

> While I don't agree that /usr/lib is a good default for $libexecdir 
> the change in debhelper/dh was at least done by only setting this new 
> behaviour when bumping the compat level which is an explicit action by 
> the package maintainer.

Please elaborate - or help point me to where that dispute is clarified.

> Please revert this change for now.

Agreed.  Working on it right now!

 - Jonas

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