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Re: gem2deb: support for building using setup.rb

On 11/05/11 at 11:51 +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
>   Hello,
>   Now that I got myself a little more familiar with gem2deb, I found
> that there is one thing missing: the support for builds/installs using
> gem2deb. The problem is the following: while in many cases the ruby dh
> sequencer does the right thing, it does not when upstream build system
> relies on setup.rb hooks.
>   While in some cases, it is possible to run these hooks manually (with
> a little bit of patching) or to run equivalent commands, in some cases
> (as for rmagick), the work involved is too great to be worth it.
>   Does anyone object to integrate a support for setup.rb directly into
> gem2deb (something similar to the old cdbs class) ? That would be a
> second auto build system (say, ruby-setup.rb) that users should select
> explicitly (to avoid changing the build behaviour). This would allow to
> keep as much code in common for the ruby build and the ruby-setup.rb
> build, and keep things as consistent as possible.
>   I'd be glad to write it.

Wouldn't it risk making the gem2deb code harder to maintain?

- Lucas

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