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Re: circular dependencies in debian -> impact on emdebian

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 04:05:54PM +0100, Wookey wrote:
> This is a fundamental problem which we want to minimise, but as you observe
> we have to do some maintenance whateer happens. This is minimised by pushing
> all this sort of policy up into Debian as 'Debian policy to keep Emdebian
> happy', which is possible in the long term. I'm not sure it matters much
> exactly which files the changes live in - whatever makes a practical solution.

I would still rather maintain a relative patchset to rules/control/etc
than have an entirely separate dir. iHowever, I'm pretty new here, and 
I don't know how large changes are typical. And if we can avoid changes
entirely, or make them part of the official package, the less time
> > 2) Generating docs would still be relatively timeconsuming. When
> >    rebuilding the same packages constantly, you want to cut every
> >    minute from the build process.
> True. Combining the 'fake-build-tools' concept with the 'don't copy the
> docs' idea would fix this. A medium-term aim, I think.

Agreed. Copying the docs doesn't probably take that much tim, so instead 
of fiddling with dh_install and rules to avoid docs getting into the deb, 
we could just create a dpkg-squeeze tool, that rips the /usr/share/doc 
out of the freshly built .deb. And any other unneeded space-consuming stuff 
(menu structures, .md5sums, whatever).

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