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

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Mon Mar 9 16:40:50 UTC 2015

On 2015-03-09 17:17, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> 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.
> Osamu
> [...]


It seems to be documented under "ENVIRONMENT", which I thought would
imply that it is an environment variable and not a Makefile variable?

I suppose we can stress the fact a bit harder.


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