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Re: substitution variables

Hello Matthew,

* Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> [2004-12-07 11:55]:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 03:31:02PM +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> > Hi,
> > dh_make genererated control files which usually include something
> > like this:
> > Depends: ${shlibs:Depends},${misc:Depends}
> > Can someone explain me how these variables get substituted?
> > Because i get this message if i build the package:
> > dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}
> > dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${misc:Depends}
> During the package generation process, it may be advantageous for the
> package generation process to generate or append to the list of substitution
> variables.  There's stock code within Debhelper to do it, for instance, so
> any debhelper script can manipulate a substvar if it wants to.
> The generated substitution variables are stored in a file called
> <package>.substvars in the debian/ directory of your source tree.  This file
> is typically cleaned up in the clean target; dh_clean does the job rather
> nicely.  The program dpkg-gencontrol is responsible for taking the control
> file and the <package>.substvars file and making the appropriate
> substitutions.  To try and minimise problems due to typos and bodgy code,
> any substvar mentioned in the control file but not present in substvars
> produces a warning from dpkg-gencontrol.  If these truly aren't needed by
> your application, it is best to remove the relevant substvar from control
> for cleanliness.

thanks very much. now i understand it.
regards nico
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