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Re: Multiarch file overlap summary and proposal (was: Summary: dpkg shared / reference counted files and version match)

* Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>, 2012-02-14, 14:17:
dpkg-buildpackage --binary-version <ver> --binary-changelog 'foo' could create debian/changelog.build with the given changelog version and changelog entry.

dpkg-parsechangelog could be taught to read debian/changelog.build before debian/changelog so that dpkg-parsechangelog continues to do the right thing (when called from debian/rules).

And dh_installchangelogs can be taught to install debian/changelog.build as /usr/share/doc/<foo>/changelog.Debian.build-$arch.

dpkg-buildpackage would clean up debian/changelog.build if it wasn't passed the proper option. dpkg-source would learn to not include it in generated source packages, too.

This looks like rather appealing to me. What do you think?

Yes, it does look appealing. But...

Are we sure than no existing package uses debian/changelog.build for their own purposes?

Are we sure that all existing packages (and helpers) that parse debian/changelog use dpkg-parsechangelog?

Jakub Wilk

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