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

On 09/13/2015 08:29 PM, Niels Thykier wrote:
> On 2015-09-13 11:04, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> =================
>> I am planning to remove the following features/commands in debhelper in
>> the near future:
>>  * compat level 1,2 and 3.
>>  * dh_scrollkeeper
>> All of the listed commands do nothing except a deprecation warning.
>> Please see "BACKGROUND AND NUMBERS" for more information.  You may also
>> want to have a look at "FUTURE REMOVALS".
>> [...]
> Jakub Wilk mentioned on IRC that my dd-list did not include some
> packages using "DH_COMPAT=X dh_foo" (with X < 5).  Thanks to codesearch
> I have narrowed these down to 11 packages and have compiled an amended
> dd-list.
> There seems to be two uses of this pattern:
>   * DH_COMPAT=2 dh_movefiles   (seen in gcc-5, python2.7 etc.)
> My immediate assumption is that they were used to upgrade that
> particular tool to a (at that time) higher debhelper compat.  This is
> based on:
>  * dh_movefiles does not have any newer features in any compat levels.
>    Though it does have a error case in compat 1 that did not occur in
>    compat 2 or higher.

still using the globbing feature for command line arguments in DH_COMPAT=2 mode.
 Was this re-added in higher levels again?


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