[debhelper-devel] Bug#784803: Please add a parameter to override dh_installdocs --link-doc version

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Fri Apr 7 13:23:00 UTC 2017

Control: tags -1 wontfix

On Fri, 08 May 2015 23:02:46 +0000
 <jmv_deb at nirgal.com> wrote:
> Package: debhelper
> Version: 9.20150101
> Severity: wishlist
> Hello
> This is a follow up about https://bugs.debian.org/747141
> Basically, the detected version of the depends introduced by
> dh_installdocs --link-doc is now wrong.
> The change was introduced here:
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debhelper/debhelper.git/commit/?id=91636c41fe091ea54e1c2c2516ee431ec0332685
> You said in https://bugs.debian.org/747141#129 you are not convinced
> this is useful, but since there is at least one other package impacted,
> I'm filling this as a wish anyway. Fell free to close it if you don't
> want to think about it any more.
> [...]


Sorry that you were affected by this change.  And also, I am sorry, but
I do not think this use-case is worth the effort in additional
maintenance and have a high probability of "abuse"/being a recipe for
disaster[1], so I will close this as wontfix.

Debhelper supports the simple arch:all -> arch:all case and the simple
arch:any -> arch:any case.  For the foreseeable future I do not plan to
change that.


[1] AFAICT, there are no valid way to support arch:all -> arch:any with
binNMUs.  And arch:any -> arch:all can theoretically be done in very
specific cases/narrow circumstances (which, when not satisfied, leads to
file-conflicts or missing files).

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