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Re: Bug#478472: generates broken source packages

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On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 12:38:51PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>[Andreas Tille]
>> I can not reproduce your observation.  How did you produced the
>> control file?
>I built in Etch, and I suspect I got two old cdd-dev or debhelper, as
>it no longer build because of missing build dependencies after you
>increased the requirements.  Newer cdd-dev was simple to install,
>while newer debhelper needed newer dpkg and other packages, and I
>decided against upgrading those.
>When I try to build in my sid chroot, the package look sane, so you
>can assume that it is just my build environment that is the problem.

I recently backported debhelper and friends to Etch, and it seems the 
tightened dpkg dependency is only relevant for packages using debhelper 
hints related to shared libraries (which I believe cdd-dev does not), 
and it also seems to me that such packages will fail loudly (rather than 
generate broken binary packages).

If you are lazy, you can use my prepared backports here:

   deb http://debian.jones.dk/ etch src

Or if you (like me) want to trust only Debian and yourself, then here's 
the sources for you to investigate and hopefully get inspired from:



  - Jonas

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