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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 10:08:36AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > The generated file is updated... and the file in the source package
> > > doesn't need to be updated so often. Additionnaly you can avoid having to
> > > rebuild once knowing that it will fail... let the build update the
> > > generated file, get the diff from the build log and commit it in your
> > > repository so that it will be used for the next upload.
> > > 
> > > If your build is rather large, it can make sense. 
> > 
> > No, it doesn't. Files in the debian/ directory should not be modified
> > during the build. The correct file should already be in the .diff.gz.
> The file in debian is *not* updated, that's precisely the point of this
> discussion. Joss wants the maintainer to update it beforehand, I let the
> maintainer update it after its final build but it will then be used only
> for the next upload of course. (The file in debian is not auto-updated
> during the build in any case)
> The file in in the binary package (debian/<package>/DEBIAN/symbols) is
> however generated at build time (and has thus updated symbol information).

It's even worse. You're acting as if you were modifying debian/symbols
without modifying it, saying it's fine because you didn't modify it...


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