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Re: dh_python and python policy analysis

to, 2006-08-24 kello 16:25 +0200, Josselin Mouette kirjoitti:
> Le mercredi 23 août 2006 à 15:39 +0300, Lars Wirzenius a écrit :
> > > The location is specific to the packaging tool and shouldn't be
> > > mentioned in the policy.
> > 
> > Sure, that's fine: no need to mention it in policy. What was said
> > earlier in the thread was that the locations should not be referenced in
> > debian/rules, either, and that makes things difficult.
> This is the whole purpose of the dh_* snippets.

Round and round we go.

The people writing the dh_* snippets insist that the details of how they
work, such as locations in which Python modules should actually be
installed, can't be put into the Policy. The Policy editor, and those of
use who don't want to use debhelper, insist that writing policy based on
debhelper tools is not acceptable.

This has now been going on for long enough that I conclude that the
Python policy pushers really do intend to make using debhelper a Policy
requirement for any package containing any Python code.

On a clear disk, you seek forever.

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