Re: Integration of debian/ scripts in packages
--- Josip Rodin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Sun,
Jun 03, 2001 at 11:40:26PM -0300, Henrique
> de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> files there. Even if
> > upstream keeps its debian/ up-to-date, it will
> still cause you trouble if
> > you have to remove a file, as you'll need to
> either use dirty tricks, or
> Adding 'rm -f debian/foo' in debian/rules clean rule
> is not a dirty trick.
The reason I raise this issue in the first place is
actually a notion that it would be nice for users
wanting bleeding-edge software to update from CVS and
just run debian/rules binary or dpkg-buildpackage, the
same way they can rpm -tb package.tar.gz currently
(granted, most of the time one thing or another is
broken. Especially the changelog - rather incredible).
Then again, most of the time the diff.gz from
packages.debian.org can be applied cleanly so it is
not much of a problem - just when the software has
radically changed (like Glib 1.2 -> Glib 1.3).
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