On Monday 13 September 2010 08:35:34 Jonas Smedegaard wrote: > On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 07:58:58AM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote: > >On 13/09/10 07:52, Fabian Greffrath wrote: > >>> * I will no longer offer my help with issues that could be solved > >>> using either short-form dh or CDBS - except when CDBS is already used. > >> > >> But I still fail to understand this point. If for example a package > >> using short-form dh7 in debian/rules needs a patch to the source or > >> is missing a file reference in debian/foo.install, what keeps you > >> from contributing? > > > >The issue at hand was solvable by either: > > > >1- Dropping the patch, using a CDBS feature > >2- Dropping the patch, using dh-autoreconf > >3- Modifying the patch. > > > >From what I understand, jonas was offering 1. When short-form dh is > >used, _any_ modification to debian/rules needs understanding of short > >form dh. So he is saying that he will no longer offer help for cases > >like this one, which can be solved by features either in CDBS or in dh. > > That is correctly understood. > > As an aside, I personally believe that CDBS "infected" rules files are > easier hackable by non-CDBS developers than short-form dh "infected" > ones, but respect if others feel similarly alienated by CDBS as I do by > short-form dh.
I suppose it would be easier to hack on CDBS rules file if you happen to be CDBS author. I however didn't find it easier when I was trying to do the equivalent of 'override_dh_gencontrol' using CDBS. For example, look at . Chromium browser dlopen's ffmpeg libs. In order to depend on proper ffmpeg libs using dpkg-shlibdeps mechanism of calculating dependencies, the dependencies have to be manually added. It took me quite a while to figure out that the equivalent for 'override_dh_gencontrol' in CDBS is overridding 'binary-makedeb-IMPL/<package_name>::' target from debhelper.mk. It was not documented cdbs-doc, so I had to actually look at the source to figure this out. This reminds me. I should now report a bug to CDBS about this. 1. http://bzr.debian.org/scm/loggerhead/pkg-chromium/chromium-browser/chromium-browser.sid/annotate/head:/debian/rules > > Kind regards, > > - Jonas -- Regards, Andres Mejia _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers