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Re: Debhelper and variable substitution in *.install files etc.

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:19:21 +0100, Paul Cager wrote:

>    /usr/share/java/thing.jar -> /usr/share/java/thing-1.2.3.jar

> The rules file already has "PACKAGE" and "VERSION" variables (parsed
> from the changelog). It would be really nice if the config files could
> use variable substitution, so the links file would look like:
> /usr/share/java/$(PACKAGE)-$(VERSION).jar /usr/share/java/$(PACKAGE).jar

I guess you'll end up with
which might not be what you want.
> Would anyone else find it useful to be able to use variable substitution
> in the debhelper config files?

In general: Yes.
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