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Re: [debhelper-devel] [DH] Planning to remove deprecated commands and compat levels in debhelper

On 2015-09-13 14:12, John D. Hendrickson wrote:
> [...]
> you seem to be crossing your testimony
> first you say "does nothing but print warning".  then you talk about
> patterns not matching and removing dh_scrollkeeper which is used by any
> packaged doing update for NOT-gnome3, which is many.

According to lintian, there is exactly one consumer of debhelper tool
called "dh_scrollkeeper".

 * pybliographer

Source: https://lintian.debian.org/tags/dh_scrollkeeper-is-deprecated.html

> by removing dh_scrollkeeper you'd be saying that having two gnome
> versions installed is not allowed.

No, I am making no such assertion.  The source code of dh_scrollkeeper
does nothing but:

 * parse and validate the input arguments
 * emit a warning
 * terminate with exit code 0

Source: https://sources.debian.net/src/debhelper/9.20150811/dh_scrollkeeper/

If tool is a necessity for having two versions of GNOME installed, then
please consider replacing dh_scrollkeeper with a symlink to /bin/true.
If nothing else, the /bin/true-implementation is faster and it would
reduce the disk usage.


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