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Re: debhelper: Please default Rules-Require-Root to no

Sean Whitton:
> Hello,
> On Fri 24 May 2019 at 01:42PM +09, Hideki Yamane wrote:
>> Hi,
>>>> In summary: The debhelper fundamentally cannot affect whether
>>>> Rules-Requires-Root: no is default or not.  The debhelper compat level
>>>> system is the wrong interface to do this as well.
>>>> That said, in a distant future, I hope we can flip the default of
>>>> Rules-Requires-Root.  But when that comes, it will not be via a
>>>> debhelper compat level AFAICT.
>>  If we want to implement "Rules-Requires-Root: no" mandatory,
>>  is it dpkg-dev and policy issue?
> Requiring maintainers to put `Rules-Requires-Root: no` in every single
> d/control file would be a debian-policy bug, yes.
> Changing debhelper's default, if that remainder overrideable by the
> maintainer, would not be.
> (surely we are a very long way from r-r-r: no for every package?)

FYI, debhelper is *not* in control of the default for r-r-r (as stated
in the quoted text).  Therefore, "Changing debhelper'r default" cannot
be the solution here.


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