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Re: Bug#597340: dpkg-gencontrol: implicit substvar at the end of every field

On Sun, 19 Sep 2010, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >CCing -devel and Joey Hess to have some input on this idea. Do you think
> >it would be useful ? Do you have comments and suggestions ?
> I'm uncomfortable with the idea of (even more?) build-time package
> settings being hidden away outside of debian/control. :-/

On the flip side, it means less possibilities of mistakes for debhelper
users, a simpler learning curve to newbies who don't have to know about
substvars right from the start, etc.

But I can understand your feeling and we will probably need options to
disable this behaviour in some cases.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer ◈ [Flattr=20693]

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