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Re: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools

On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 11:02:15AM +0200, Toni Mueller wrote:
> On Mon, 07.08.2006 at 12:52:26 +0100, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
> > also sprach Toni Mueller <toni@debian.org> [2006.08.07.1126 +0100]:
> > > what are your problems with CDBS?
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/06/msg00451.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/06/msg00467.html
> hmmm, for me, CDBS feels very much like BSD's ports system.
> That notwithstanding, it could be enhanced (what couldn't?).

The problem some people see with CDBS is that you can't really see
how a package will build from looking at debian/rules, instead you
have to look it up in /usr/share/cdbs.

That's not much of a problem with your own packages usually, but it
can be unnerving if you're doing RC bugsquashing, looking at 10
packages per day, trying to figure out why something doesn't build.

However pushing out as much build logic as possible from
debian/rules is a central concept of CDBS, so this unlikely to ever

Christian Aichinger

PS: We've already had this discussion, so let's try to skip the
flamewar this time, can we?

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