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Re: AM Summary for Miah Gregory <miah@darksilence.net>

Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> As an application manager, I find a significant percentage of NM
> applicants are confused between the inputs to debhelper and the actual
> structure of a Debian package. As just one example, I ask NM
> applicants where the version number is stored in a debian package. The
> most common (and incorrect) answer is debian/changelog because
> debhelper users learn that's where debhelper looks for the version
> number.

Except, of course for the fact that debhelper does not have anything to
do with getting the version number out of debian/changelog and into
debian/foo/DEBIAN/control in the binary packge.

Perhaps you should instead ask newbies to package stuff without the aid
of dpkg-dev. :-P I'll bet that a *lot* of people do not know exactly how
substvars work, for example.

see shy jo

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