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Re: CDBS and dh_install

On Saturday 10 June 2006 01:10, Steve Langasek wrote:
> In contrast, almost all of cdbs is stashed away in /usr/share/cdbs/; almost
> none of what it does is inspectible by looking at the debian/rules and
> using those lines as hooks into the documentation.  There is
> /usr/share/doc/cdbs/cdbs-doc.html, which documents many of the common
> variables one may wish to use, but there is no concise description of what
> the cdbs rules *themselves* do.  It's nice to know that you can supplement
> the standard rules with additional double-colon rules, but you're basically
> expected to trust that the default rules Do The Right Thing -- if you find
> that a cdbs rule does the wrong thing, your only recourses are to either
> try to fix up the output after the fact (assuming the Wrong Thing isn't a
> fatal failure), or to not include that problematic cdbs class and
> reimplement the rules by hand.

I'm also debhelper fan ;-) but what makes you think that if you face a 
problematic debhelper script you are not supposed to reimplement that 
particular part of rules by hand as an interim workaround ?

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