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Re: Refresh of debhelper?

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 05:50:44PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Mark Paulus <mark.paulus@verizonbusiness.com> wrote:
> > martin f krafft wrote:
> >> also sprach Mark Paulus <mark.paulus@verizonbusiness.com> [2006.11.13.1536 +0100]:
> >>> Would it be possible to get a refresh of debhelper, since testing
> >>> is now on 5.0.40, and backports is only on 5.0.34?
> >>
> >> What for?
> >>
> >
> > I have 2 mythtv boxes, that use the ivtv driver set.  There are sid
> > level packages for ivtv maintained at http://www.hellion.org.uk.  I
> > have updated one of my boxes to linux-image-2.6.18-2-k7, which
> > requires that I run ivtv0.8, and the ivtv0.8 debian packages have a
> > dependency on debhelper >= 5.0.37.  I can fix by editing
> > debian/control, but I was wondering if it would be ok to get debhelper
> > updated instead.
> Well, the question is *why* they have this dependency.  Probably it's
> this:
> debhelper (5.0.37) unstable; urgency=low
>   * dh_installmodules: depmod -a is no longer run during boot, so if a module
>     package is installed for a kernel other than the running kernel, just
>     running depmod -a in the postinst is no longer sufficient. Instead, run
>     depmod -a -F /boot/System.map-<kvers> <kvers>
>     The kernel version is guessed at based on the path to the modules in the
>     package. Closes: #301424
> After that, it's just Python stuff.  Maybe a backport of 5.0.37 should
> be uploaded?

Not really. "depmod -a is no longer run during boot" applies to etch and
sid, not to sarge. If it builds with an older version of debhelper, I
see no need to upgrade debhelper...

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