[debhelper-devel] Bug#780133: DH_VERBOSE under dh command

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Mon Mar 9 16:17:34 UTC 2015

Package: debhelper
Version: 9.20150101
Severity: wishlist

The manpage of debhelper(7) goes:

 Set to 1 to enable verbose mode. Debhelper will output every
 command it runs. Also enables verbose build logs for some build
 systems like autoconf.

Unless you export DH_VERBOSE, DH_VERBOSE=1 only outputs every command
such as dh_auto_configure which is run DIRECTLY by the dh command.  So
actual commands run by dh_auto_configure etc. are not printed out if the
new style of debian/rules with "dh $@" is used.

Can you document this export requirement in manpage or update the dh
command to export DH_VERBOSE setting to its sub-commands.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages debhelper depends on:
ii  binutils      2.25-5
ii  dpkg          1.17.24
ii  dpkg-dev      1.17.24
ii  file          1:5.22+15-1
ii  libdpkg-perl  1.17.24
ii  man-db
ii  perl          5.20.2-2
ii  po-debconf    1.0.16+nmu3

debhelper recommends no packages.

Versions of packages debhelper suggests:
ii  dh-make  1.20140617

-- no debconf information

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