Re: Bug#13919: exim: Package badly broken! Many important files missed!
>I took a look of your debian/rules, and found it extremely long and
>complicated. No offence, but I suggest that you either resume using
>debmake, or use debhelper. Either of them can greatly simplify your
>debian/rules, make the file easier to maintain, and help prevent errors.
I have a technical disagreement with the value of a "simple"
debian/rules. I think that the rules file should /document/ the
building of the package. I dislike debmake's policy of hiding how a
package is built -- simply to get a "simpler" rules file.
Packaging should be self-documenting.
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