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Re: Open beta of debhelper compat level 11 (debhelper/10.10.7)

Maximiliano Curia:
> ¡Hola Niels!
> El 2017-11-18 a las 11:41 +0000, Niels Thykier escribió:
>> Emilio Pozuelo Monfort:
>>> It'd make more sense to me to change that in compat 11 to be enabled
>>> by default and run with --list-missing (--fail-missing is probably
>>> too much at this point), or make it run with --list or
>>> --fail-missing, but not enabled by default, and make it an addon. So
>>> that one can have:
>>> No dh_missing:
>>> %:
>>>     dh $@
>>> Or for dh_missing:
>>> %:
>>>     dh --with missing $@
>>> I think one of those two options would make more sense than the
>>> status quo, and I probably lean towards the first option (enabled by
>>> default with --list-missing).
>>> Thoughts? Let me know if you want a bug report about this.
>> I have received several requests to make --list-missing or
>> --fail-missing the default (#650129 and #858834) and I intend to do so
>> eventually.  I am a little concerned with adding more changes to
>> compat 11 (the list is rather long already), but I am happy with
>> making --list-missing the default for compat 12.
> Please consider adding wildcard support for the debian/not-installed
> files before making this the default. In the package pkg-kde-tools, the
> /usr/share/pkg-kde-tools/qt-kde-team/3/list-missing.mk make script
> implements a (rather primitive) support for wildcards in
> debian/not-installed which might be used as a base for dh_missing.

I am happy to consider it.  Please file a bug against debhelper for it,
so I do not forget about it. :)

Bonus if you can point to some existing cases where wildcard support
would have worked or where you had to use the above tool instead.

> Otherwise, please make allow this functionality to be easily disabled.
> Happy hacking,

It can always be disabled by disabling the helper.  The procedure for
that (assuming no existing overrides exists) is in essence:

  echo '# Disable dh_missing' >> debian/rules
  echo 'override_dh_missing:' >> debian/rules