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Re: debmake 3.5.16 (source all) uploaded to master

"Joey" == Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
>> * debstd: According to policy, do not make postinst or postrm
>> scripts to tweak any configuration files in /etc.  * debstd(1):
>> Document the change.

> I just wonder how many packages this breaks. It's correct WRT
> policy, but is it worth it if it breaks a great number of packages
> that might depend on editing files in /etc? Seems to me it's be
> better to output copious warnings when debstd does generate code to
> do bad things to conffiles, and let the maingainers of each package
> that uses those features coordinate with the maintainers of the
> packages that contain the conffiles to actually fix their packages.

It's funny, if you read the bug logs, I said exactly the same thing:

>> I'll fix this bug before slink release.

> Do you think it will break a lot of packages which use debmake to
> compile?  It might not be a good idea.  I could see it really making
> life into hell for porters.  You might wanna just propogate the fix
> into potato at this late stage.

Santiago, *PLEASE* retract this for slink ASAP, and put it into potato

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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