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Re: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH

Reinhard Tartler writes ("Re: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH"):
> I looked yesterday at the boxbackup source package and contemplated
> converting it to dh from debhelper. I decided to not, because I'm
> having a hard time seeing a significant simplification
> potential. Maybe I'm just not seeing it?

I think the dh-based rules file would be about 2/3 the length.  I look
particularly at the binary-arch target and I think "why are we listing
all of this explicitly, and specifying an order".  And what is that
DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE for ?  Seems like hand-coded cross-compilation
support.  I bet dh would Just DTRT.  etc.

> Note that I orphaned the package quite some time ago, so feel welcome to
> simplify it as much as possible on Salsa.

Heh.  Well, like Sam, I am responding because I failed my saving throw
against XKCD-386 [1], not to try to badger you into doing work on a
package you don't much care about any more.  I don't feel converting
this package, even as an example to others, is a thing that I want to
spend my time on...


[1] https://xkcd.com/386/

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