Re: RFC: debhelper v2
Joseph Carter wrote:
> > * Standardize on the name used for the temporary build directory of a
> > package. Currently it's debian/tmp/ for the first package and
> > debian/<package>/ for other packages of a multi-binary package. I'm
> > considering debian/<package>/ for all packages, or perhaps
> > debian/tmp/<package>/ or perhaps debian/<package>-tmp/ . Of course making
> > this change means a certain amount of changes will be needed to make any
> > package work with v2.
> I would go for debian/package or debian/tmp/package. One of those,
> anyway. I prefer the former but it might not be possible if you go with
> debian/foo below.
Another option is debian/tmp-<package>. This has only one thing going for it -
it's what the packaging manual suggests.
> > stupider - stop automatically finding manpages, require the user to tell
> > it what files are man pages and where they go. Much more
> > consistent with other debhelper programs.
> more stupid. Less I have to do by hand getting around current behavior.
I'm glad people are agreeing with me here.
> I actually think that things would be cleaner looking if the files were
> foo.package rather than package.foo, but that might be too much of a
> change to make.
Nah, I prefer keeping the package name first, it tends to group files used
by a package together if you ls, which seems like a good thing to me.
see shy jo