Re: list of package for python_support -> dh_python2 ?
Paul Wise <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 1:40 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > What is the process for deprecating python-support? Who makes that
> > decision?
> Add a lintian warning saying that it is deprecated.
Lintian isn't normative though. We should only add a Lintian warning to
tell the packager of a *pre-existing* deprecation.
The deprecation itself isn't a matter of changing Lintian, but of
someone authoritative for Python policy saying that pysupport is
deprecated. Who makes that decision?
> Personally I've always wondered why a Debian-specific helper should be
> needed instead of python upstream behaving the way we wanted.
Those are not mutually exclusive :-) The helper is needed to make our
packages more sensible, while we continue to advocate for upstream
behaving the way we want.
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