Re: dpkg changes and queries - the answers to your questions
Ian Jackson wrote:
: 1. Yes, dpkg-source doesn't work with hardlinks. I think that
: hardlinks in source packages are evil. Perhaps they can be made to
: work - Heiko's patch seems reasonable (until someone wants a filename
: containing the string ` link to '). However, I'd recommend just
hmm ... but this seems not too often, at least less often then
the occurence of real hard links.
: removing the hardlink and replacing it with a symlink (or just
: deleting one name). There is no problem with doing that, and it is
: fine wrt our policy about original sources.
The dpkg-source -b should scan for hardlinks and convert 'em.
: 2. I don't know what to do about tar doing nasty things to filenames.
: If this is a design feature of all tars then dpkg-source should be
: changed to unmangle the filename on output from tar.
I've done it.
cpio returns iso conformant file names (e.g. with real umlauts), tar
doesn't -- it converts such umlauts to their octal representation.
/\\/ and eval "\$_ = \"$_\"";
does the job on the mangeled (?) names from tar's output.
: 3. Do NOT use Michael Meskes's patch to quote the argument to
: $rootcommand in dpkg-buildpackage. Instead, RTFM. Please DO NOT
: release a dpkg with Michael Meskes's patch. Thank you.
Hmm, I've changed it. The default root command is now `eval',
the lines are now read as:
withecho $rootcommand "debian/rules clean"
If I did no mistakes it worked for me.
(I've running a patched su (using SUPASS env., similar to PGPPASS).
(sudo needs absolute path names, super -- I don't know)
: 4. dpkg-name belongs in the dpkg-dev package. If anyone is releasing
: a new dpkg they should move it. See debian/rules.
: 6. Karl Sackett's fix for an error message typo (Bug 4524) is good.
: Heiko, please close the report if you like but definitely mail me the
Ok, I'll mail you a diff 188.8.131.52 against 1.4.0, including this
: 10. Re dpkg-buildpackage and the failure to build due to permissions
: (bug 4525). I'm inclined to say "don't build with a umask of 077
: then". I don't think that all packages' debian/rules should be
: responsible for fixing the permissions of the created files.
The only files created by the debian tools (dpkg-*) are debian/files
and debian/substvars. I've changed dpkg-* so now
these files are chowned to getlogin().getgrnam(getlogin()). I believe,
it's the most approbiate setting. (???)
: 12. llucius posts a patch to dpkg-buildpackage to make it pass -v, -m
: and -C to dpkg-genchanges. His patch is not in line with my intent,
: and won't work when the arguments have spaces. The call to
: dpkg-genchanges needs to read
: withecho dpkg-genchanges $sourcestyle "$@" >"$chg"
: instead of the thing in his patch. (Bug #4554.)
I'll have a look at it.
: I hope this is enough to keep you going for another week :-).
:-) not yet.
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