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Re: Backports and debhelper 3 for potato (was: Tool to generate an override file from packages?)

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:43:21 -0400, Daniel Burrows
<dburrows@debian.org> wrote:
>  How many of them actually use debhelper 3 features?

Not many. Fortunately, replacing dh_installman with dh_installmanpages
seems to work fine in most places.

>  In at least some cases, changing that to DH_COMPAT=2 and maybe making a
>few other small tweaks should get a decent backport.

Yes, but this is starting to be annoying.

>It looks like the
>only v3 features of interest [0] are globbing in config files,
>automagic insertion of ldconfig by dh_makeshlibs, and automagic
>conffile-tagging by dh_installdeb.  Depending on the package you're
>compiling, these might not even matter..

What I have been bitten by is globbing of config files, causing
configuration information to be written over by the second backport.


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