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Re: Getting dh_install to do what we need

On 12/09/2011 05:01 PM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>, 2011-12-09, 11:50:
>>> On the other hand we do have packages with executable debhelper files that
>>> are NOT scripts. Debhelper currently breaks those. The execute scripts
>>> feature should use a compat level.
>> I have made hundreds of changes to debhelper that broke buggy packages without
>> using compat levels; that is not what compat levels are for.
> Huh? "Some files in debian/* are executable, but they don't need to" would
> hardly qualifies even for a severity:minor bug.

I think it should, might be even a higher severity, depending on what the
content of these files is - especially .install and similar files might produce
not so funny results if you execute them accidentally.

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