Re: dpkg wishlist for debmake functionality
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On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I am well aware that there needs to be a way to get debmake's
> functionality without using debmake.
> I think that this should be done with macro-generated rules files (a
> la the suggestions wrt automake earlier), rather than by having
> build-time utility programs called by the rules file.
> I don't know whether automake is suitable or not - I suspect not, and
> that a new macro set will have to be written - but I look forward to
> seeing people's experiments in this area.
At least md5sums would be much better managed by dpkg:
For packages using debmake, the debstd call has always to be just before
"dpkg --build", and this means that in debian/rules, after debstd
work, you can not change anything at all, or md5sums will not be ok.
That's why I think that dpkg should ideally be in charge of generating
these md5sums at build time, and not debstd or any other tool.
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