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Re: #311724

On 10350 March 1977, Martin-Eric Racine wrote:

>> You may want to follow bug #311724, which is about exactly this issue.
> Understood, but out of my hands; it appears to be a CDBS issue.

Yep, including this feature is a cdbs mistake. Using it is a maintainer mistake.

> The last version of the default static debian/control I shipped was 
> correct; however, it doesn't change anything:  my sponsor has to build 
> this package, at which point CDBS will overwrite this again.

> Doing an NMU on CDBS to fix #311724 might be a more constructive approach 
> than asking everyone who uses CDBS with debian/control.in to go and fix 
> their package's static debian/control for absolutely no gain, given how it 
> will be overwrriten at the next build run.

NO. Just remove the auto-update var in your debian/rules, fix the
control file and build the package.
DO NOT, EVER, change the Build-Depends in an automated way. NEVER.

bye Joerg

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