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Re: debmake x dh-make

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 01:42:28PM -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Because it's not. debhelper is not a drop-in replacement for debmake.
> But the question is... shouldn't it be?

They have different design goals. Apart from anything else, debstd is
monolithic while debhelper is modular.

There used to be a dh_debstd script to aid migration, but it was removed
because "It was a nice thought-toy, but nobody really used it, right?".
That seems to have been true in practice - if people are going to
convert to debhelper, they generally do so wholesale.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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