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Re: Getting dh_install to do what we need

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 01:36:48PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 10:07:12PM +0100, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > Kees Cook <kees@debian.org> writes:

> > > Which means I can't use DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH in the config-scripts,
> > > unfortunately.

> > Not to worry! dh-subst will be coming in a day or two (+ NEW waiting
> > time), which will allow you to use DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH as you'd expect
> > to.

> Will dh-subst automatically query dpkg-architecture to grab variables such
> as DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH into the environment?

> What *I* would expect is that these dpkg-architecture variables are already
> put into the environment by dh, because this is a common use case.  If
> dh-subst is going to take care of it automatically then I suppose that's ok,
> but that doesn't really feel like the right layer for it.

> If I have to manually export them in debian/rules, then that's yet another
> step away from rules.tiny, and that makes me sad.

Of course, the original bug report about substitutions in .install files to
support multiarch never said anything about auto-exporting DEB_* variables
from dh anyway, so if I really want that I suppose I should file another bug
against debhelper instead of babbling on debian-devel.  So please ignore the
above. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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