Re: A list of common gotchas in Debian packaging
Jari Aalto <email@example.com> wrote:
> I disagree with comments about removing the lines from from
> debian/rules (debhelper calls that are unused). This file is used by
> the maintainer of the package and he knows best what is the most
> effective way to organize his works.
IME, it is not very frequent to add dh_lines to a working rules file.
And it takes just a few seconds to figure out where to put them,
assuming you know what you are doing. I think these seconds are worth
1. They give you the occasion to actually *think* about what you are
doing, instead of blindly following a recipe.
2. They make the rules file much more readable : it shows what is
being done; no more, no less.