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

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 03:19:21PM +0100, Paul Cager wrote:
> I can use debhelper's "package-name.install" and "package-name.links"
> config files to set this up, but then I have to remember to amend them
> for each new upstream version.
> 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
> Would anyone else find it useful to be able to use variable substitution
> in the debhelper config files?

You could always run dh_install with parameters from your rules file for
this case. It doesn't need to source everything from the .install files.

Now, do you want access to all environment variables, or a set of
predefined Debian variables like $(PACKAGE) and $(VERSION)?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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