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Re: d-shlibs (Was: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH)




On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 12:50:54PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 01:12:17PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 11:30:11AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 10:22:32PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > > >things simple for team mates.  I consider it a valid request to every
> > > > > >single maintainer to respect that other people have good reasons to
> > > > > >change her/his package.
> > > > >...
> > > > 
> > > > Based on this rationale, Andreas should stop using d-shlibs.
> > > > 
> > > > Weird tools on top of dh are not that different from using a weird 
> > > > buildsystem when debugging other peoples packages, and d-shlibs is 
> > > > something I've seen involved in bugs more than once.
> > > 
> > > Its the first time that I hear criticism about d-shlibs usage
> > 
> > It is fine in the current "maintainer can do anything" world.
> 
> Hmmm, I don't get it:  I'm using dh and in addition I'm using a tool
> that enforces library packaging policy.
>...

A tool nearly noone else uses or knows.

Spending time on trying to understand what such a tool does or why it is 
needed in a specific package is not really different from spending time 
trying to understand how a buildsystem works.

If it is generally useful it should be done by debhelper automatically,
otherwise it should not be used at all if the goal is to make it easier
for other people to make changes to your packages.

> Kind regards
> 
>       Andreas. 

cu
Adrian

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