Bug#494999: gstreamer0.10-tools: dh_gstscancodecs depends on debhelper

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Wed Aug 13 20:48:18 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008, Marc-Andre Lureau wrote:
> dh_gstscancodecs can fail with:
> Can't locate Debian/Debhelper/Dh_Lib.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.3 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /usr/bin/dh_gstscancodecs line 10.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/dh_gstscancodecs line 10.
> Should gstreamer0.10-tools depends on debhelper? Should it be packaged sparately?
> It pulls a number of dependency that may not be necessary since package build-depends on debhelper.

 Good point; as usage of this helper is entirely optional, just like a
 .pc file, I think it's up to the pacakge using dh_* commands to bdep on
 debhelper, but we should at least recommend it for developers
 installing this package.

 I just added the recommendation in pango and gtk dev packages as these
 ship dh_* commands as well.

Loïc Minier

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