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Re: Splitting the devscripts package

On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 04:58:20PM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 05:18:53PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > This can/should preferably be configurable, defaulting to the Debian
> > BTS. Derivatives should be encouraged to override the defaults
> > accordingly.
> In the case of "our" bts tool, I think it would be rather too much work
> to re-architect it to support other BTS techs other than debbugs; very
> few others deploy debbugs so it's not generally repurposeable. I think
> Joey's point

My point.

> was rather, the 'bts' tool should not be installed into
> filesystem for derivatives/others using the devscripts package, since a
> binary with the name 'bts' lying about might imply it works with the
> bug tracker for whatever distro we're talking about, and it doesn't,
> and probably shouldn't.


Since it can be useful on other distributions, it might make sense to
call it, say, 'debbugs-control', and then install an alias (symlink)
to 'bts' when the package is built for Debian (checked using


> (not speaking as a devscripts maintainer nor bts author)

Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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