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Re: CDBS and dh_install

also sprach Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2006.06.10.0010 +0200]:
> Let's compare debhelper to cdbs.

... this makes me think:

  cdbs is top-down because it defines the package build as much as
  possible in line with how the cdbs developers think it should be
  done. It expects the developer to tweak the countless,
  undocumented parameters until it's right.

  debhelper is bottom-up because it gives you small tools that each
  do their own thing. You then get to put them together to
  accomplish what you want to accomplish.

Those who know me also know that I am a big fan of anything

And guess which approach is more reminiscent of the Unix philosophy?

> Is it no longer a requirement of NM that applicants demonstrate
> themselves capable of putting together a source package without
> the use of rules helpers?

was it ever?

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