[debhelper-devel] Bug#830869: debhelper: script fails first stage due to missing devices.tar.gz despite no longer being used

Alex Bennée alex.bennee at linaro.org
Tue Jul 12 12:38:27 UTC 2016

Alex Bennée <alex.bennee at linaro.org> writes:

> Package: debhelper
> Severity: normal
> Since bug #571136 was fixed we no longer actually need a devices.tar.gz
> to build our tarball. However we can't just checkout the debootstrap
> script and call directly because it still requires the tarball. One
> possible fix is attached bellow, although a more thorough cleaning could
> be done:

I missed this when checking BTS for existing bugs but #770217 is
related. It seems even the Make instruction rely on Debian-isms which
isn't helpful for a script that should be platform agnostic.

I suspect this means all the devices.tar.gz gubbins should be removed.

Alex Bennée

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