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[opensuse-buildservice] Debian files issues
  • From: Piotr Pokora <piotrek.pokora@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 09:45:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <486B3222.2080606@xxxxxxxxx>

There are few issues related to debian files.
Let me know if I misunderstood something.

1. Unexpected errors when debian directory and files are included in
tarball *and* debian files ( these debian. prefixed ) added to project
at the same time.

There should be clear distinction whether the ones added to project or
those included in tarball should be used.
At least user friendly error should be thrown with any information that
files conflict each other.

2. No way to define architecture in control files. If i386 is used it
fails on building amd64 packages.
It requires special ugly hacks made in rules file to automatically
define/replace packages' architecture.

3. Dependencies taken into account must be included in dsc file which is
absolutely not debian way as devel packages also must be included there.
Build dependencies and normal binary deps should be included in control
file but those are simply and silently ignored.

4. dsc file itself is needed if package is build from source package.
It's absolutely not required if built from scratch. So either dsc is
taken into account and source packages are also built or this one is
ignored in favour of custom debian files.

I expect that system doesn't focus on debian packages, but there must be
few hacks added to build "propper" debs. On the longer term, package
built this way are not valid debian packages and build proccess should
be refactored if one would like to have lintian or linda error&warning
free binaries.

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