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Re: Getting dh_install to do what we need

Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org> writes:

> Apart from the reason explained in debhelper's git history, I can offer
> another: variable substitution would be an incompatible change, as it's
> perfectly legit to have '/usr/bin/${oh hai I broke your system}' or
> '/usr/lib/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}' files.

> So, we'd need a flag to turn on variable substitution. Perhaps a compat
> level would be enough - I don't know, nor do I care.

This would be a similar change to the change of supporting wildcards in
all debhelper files, which was done with a compat level change.

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

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