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Re: Cdbs Features




Hello Sam,

On Mon 13 May 2019 at 12:22PM -04, Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>> "Holger" == Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>     Holger> - packages using cdbs. cdbs has features dh doesnt have and
>     Holger> I dont think it's wrong to use cdbs. (
>
> Just for my information, what are the big features cdbs has that dh does
> not?

I don't know cdbs well, so I don't know what big features it might have
that dh does not have, but I do know that the Haskell package ecosystem
relies on cdbs addon code.  I.e. in our d/rules we have

    include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/debhelper.mk
    include /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/hlibrary.mk

There have been attempts to rewrite what hlibrary.mk does as a
'dh_haskell' tool.  These attempts stalled.

Switching the entire Haskell ecosystem over to use dh would be a massive
amount of work, as the new dh_haskell would need a lot of testing etc.
So Haskell libraries and apps would probably have to be one of the
exceptions.

-- 
Sean Whitton

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