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Re: deb-make is evil (was Re: a few ideas)

On 25 Mar 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

> >>>>> "Josip" == Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:
> Josip> BTW I read what is supposed to be Programmmers
> Josip> Manual. Unfortunately, this document is way way behind others
> Josip> covering the same subject, and Igor Grobman is gone. I feel
> Josip> that it would do more good if we removed this document (and put
> Josip> it somewhere for archive), and moved Jaldhar Vyas' deb-make
> Josip> manual in CVS - since if we are going to recommend using
> Josip> deb-make for new maintainers let's do it with right manual (and
> Josip> the latter one just needs some polishing to be proper).
> Wuh wuh wuh??
> We definately are not recommending deb-make for new maintainers.
> Despite what Santiago may say, debstd/deb-make is definately
> deprecated.  Any manuals suggesting deb-make are buggy and should be
> fixed or removed, IMHO.

What may I say?

Helper packages are optional, not mandatory.

Any manuals suggesting *exclusively* the use of any helper package
are buggy and should be removed.


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