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

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 23:07:44 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> 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.
I'm at least as uncomfortable with new options as I am with new magic.
dpkg-source has way too many options already.


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