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Re: Using ${description}, and debian/substvars.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 12:31:24AM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
>   Quoting http://bugs.debian.org/209569
>     If this package is being generated from a single source package and
>     you already provide a full description in your control file for the
>     main package, you might want to use it automatically in
>     sub-packages. If this is the case consider using ${description},
>     and debian/substvars.
> Can you tell where using ${description} and debian/substvars being
> documented,

It's in the dpkg-gencontrol(1) man page. Look under "VARIABLE

> and give some examples for package which are made from a
> single source package and automate using the description in 
> sub-packages?

Not sure about that, I'm afraid. Using substvars is reasonably common
though (if nothing else, dpkg-shlibdeps uses them).

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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