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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu27@gmail.com> writes:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:

>>         So I think at this point it is premature for policy to decide
>>  one way or the other about debug symbol packages being mentioned in
>>  the control file (and dsc and changes).

> They should be in the changes file so they are uploaded together with it
> to the archive (and so dak can process them). Not saying that should be
> mentioned in policy though :)

Well, there's little point in having a standards document if we don't use
it to describe what we're doing, not that we always manage to update it
sufficiently quickly.

> Having them in the Binary section in the .dsc and Binary and Description
> in the .changes files would mean modifying
> dpkg-buildpackage/dpkg-genchanges for ddebs not listed in
> debian/control. However listing them in Files and Checksum-* in the
> .changes requires no changes if you add the files to debian/files and
> use dpkg-genchanges.

It sounds like listing them only in *.changes but not in *.dsc or
debian/control may be the easiest approach.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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