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Re: Bug#194678: Build, Test and Sign when it is fine.

[For -devel readers: summary of issue:
Should debuild (in the devscripts package) automatically use the
options -us -uc when calling dpkg-buildpackage, so that the package
can be tested before signing, or not?

Remember also that, at present at least, there are no standard "sign
dsc/changes" options, so the override for using -us -uc automatically
would be less-than-familiar to begin with.  But this is a short-term

On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 01:47:56PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> A pity that this bug is stale. Hoping that quoting
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2003/debian-mentors-200305/msg00215.html
> revives it.

As I think I said at the time, I don't want debuild to behave by
default differently from dpkg-buildpackage.  But if there's some
concensus that this is desirable behaviour, then I will implement it.

So copying to -devel; please cc: the bug report in your replies.

> | On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 06:13:17PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> | > Use use -k<yourkeyid> with debuild/dpkg-buildpackage instead of -m or
> | > build without signing (debuild/dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us) and sign
> | > afterwards with debsign. (Both debsign -m'My Name <my@name>' and
> | > debsign -k<yourkeyid> are ok.)
> | 
> | I actually don't see how dpkg-buildpackage's
> | sign-immediately-after-build defaults ever make sense (except when
> | dpkg-buildpackage was originally written, when debsign didn't yet
> | exist). Why would you want to waste time signing a package you haven't
> | tested yet? Surely the order should be build, test, sign.
> | 
> | Accordingly, I have DEBUILD_DPKG_BUILDPACKAGE_OPTS="-uc -us", together
> | with a bunch of other options that don't matter here, in ~/.devscripts.
> | I've never yet found that I want the other behaviour.
> | 
> | -- 
> | Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
> Poster of
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2003/debian-mentors-200310/msg00243.html



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