[debhelper-devel] Bug#822670: Bug#822670: dh-systemd should be merged into debhelper

Tianon Gravi tianon at debian.org
Mon Jul 11 23:46:14 UTC 2016

On 11 July 2016 at 15:37, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog at debian.org> wrote:
> A lintian check helps people to not introduce the mistake in new packages
> as well whereas a bug report only helps already existing packages (but
> will greatly help the conversion while lintian will not have that much
> of an impact).

Speaking of lintian, what's the recommended way to make changes
accommodating this transition, especially for packages for which a
backport might be anticipated?  If "dh-systemd" is dropped from
Build-Depends (simply "debhelper (>= 9.20160709~)"), lintian complains
about "--with systemd" but "dh-systemd" missing, but if one tries to
do something more clever like "debhelper (>= 9.20160709~) |
dh-systemd", then we get ftp-master-rejects due to missing depends on
debhelper, and it feels hacky to go as far as "debhelper (>=
9.20160709~) | dh-systemd, debhelper (>= 9~)" (just to appease

Apologies if resolving this is already part of what you were referring
to with "a lintian check". O:)

- Tianon
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