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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Jul 12 00:31:23 UTC 2016

Am 12.07.2016 um 01:46 schrieb Tianon Gravi:
> 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,

What is the exact lintian warning you are talking about here,
https://lintian.debian.org/tags/maintainer-script-calls-systemctl.html ?

I think we just need to fix the output and also the wiki page along with
it to recommend a versioned b-dep on debhelper instead of dh-systemd.

As for backports to jessie: If that is of concern to you, just keep
using dh-systemd for now. It's not like we are dropping the dh-systemd
package anytime soon. I wouldn't use alternative b-deps fwiw.

Backporting this version of debhelper to jessie won't be trivial as this
also means a backport of init-system-helpers. The latter is not easily done.

This new lintian warning would only be informational and only show up in
pedantic mode. I would suggest bumping the prio only in buster.


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