On 11 September 2019 20:24:07 BST, gregor herrmann wrote:
>On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:22:18 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> One example is:
>> So, it would be good for there to be a single
On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 3:24 AM gregor herrmann wrote:
> ~/.devscripts already exists (typically) which similar variables,
> maybe this could be re-used?
Using ~/.devscripts means running shell and passing variables out of
it, which is quite hard to get right. The devscripts config loading
On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:22:18 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> One example is:
> So, it would be good for there to be a single way to configure these
> things. Every tool ought to look in this
Quoting Russ Allbery (2019-09-11 18:15:45)
> I think this is a good idea.
Patches to sbuild welcome!
I wonder which configuration should take precedence in case a setting is
specified in the common configuration file as well as in another way that the
program understands -- probably the
I think this is a good idea.
Ian Jackson writes:
> It shouldn't just be an environment variable because that clutters the
> environment unnecessarily. I think it should probably be a config
> file in ~, overrideable with an environment variable. (Or perhaps the
> config filename could be
Our rich ecosystem of packaging tools has a large number of
configuration options. In some cases, different tools need to have
the same option set in the same way. But we have no common place to
put this information and often not even common terminology.
One example is:
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