[debhelper-devel] Bug#858834: debhelper: make dh_install --list-missing the default

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Mon Apr 3 10:51:00 UTC 2017

On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:57:40 +0200 cgzones <cgzones at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Package: debhelper
> Version: 10.2.5
> Severity: wishlist
> Hi,
> personally, I like the --list-missing/--fail-missing options from dh_install.
> Any chance --list-missing getting the default for maybe compat version 11?
> Best regards
>        Christian Göttsche


Thanks for the bug report.

We need to improve the tooling a bit before we can take this decision.
Unfortunately, dh_install cannot see files installed by later helpers
(e.g. dh_installman), so it has a lot of false-positives at the moment.

There is some work on the way in #415396, which will solve that problem,
but it will still take some time for us to adapt all tools (not to
mention the third party ones).

Once that is done, I will probably consider making "--fail-missing" the
default in the next compat level after that.


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