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Re: dh-make-perl and overwriting files in debian/

-=| Damyan Ivanov, Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 09:37:30AM +0200 |=-
> * when run with --make option (the default in the absebse of other 
> command options), dh-make-perl aborts if debian/ directory already 
> exists. I am not exactly sure why this is made, but the only thing 
> one can do if she wants to use dh-make-perl is to move debian/ away 
> and re-run --make.
>   I propose that in --make mode, existing debian/ directory is moved 
>   to debian.bak/, removing the later if it already exists.
>   If you run --make twice (why?), well, you lose the very original 
>   content.
> * when run with in --refresh mode, dh-make-perl creates backups of any 
>   files under debian/ it modifies (rules, control etc). This works 
>   fine, but if you refresh twice, the second run is aborted, as .bak 
>   files already exist.
>   I propose that in --refresh mode, any existing backups of files to 
>   be overwritten are to be ignored.

Thanks for everyone for your comments. This is now implemented in trunk. 

You can run --refresh/--make several times, possibly while testing 
a fix in dh-make-pler (hint!), without having to jump through hoops.


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