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

Tianon Gravi tianon at debian.org
Fri Jul 15 23:20:34 UTC 2016

On 11 July 2016 at 17:31, Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

If I just remove "dh-systemd" from build-depends, I get

E: my-pkg source: missing-build-dependency-for-dh-addon systemd => dh-systemd

So I suppose that particular check just needs to check for a
reasonable version of debhelper to satisfy "systemd" in particular? :)

> 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.

Yeah, that's totally fair, thanks. :)

- Tianon
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