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authorModestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu>2009-06-13 17:25:31 +0300
committerModestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu>2009-06-13 17:30:57 +0300
commit62935f37b81b97baa72efd77a9e913756a60ac2c (patch)
tree99fc241bb40736571cd0bac79619a185e567da23 /debhelper.pod
parent9be81947e83e65726f2f34311276a153b5178a18 (diff)
Revert "Improvements in DH_OPTIONS handling and DH_AUTO_OPTIONS envvar support."
This mostly reverts commit f897611a77726655aea258af0c4d52a8ce759ebc. Remaining cosmetic changes (all functional changes have been reverted): * Refactoring of option string into split_options_string() sub (no semantic changes though). * Cosmetic change in Dh_Buildsystems.pm. Breaks testsuite.
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diff --git a/debhelper.pod b/debhelper.pod
index 8c232d2..388453c 100644
--- a/debhelper.pod
+++ b/debhelper.pod
@@ -491,14 +491,8 @@ Anything in this variable will be prepended to the command line arguments
of all debhelper commands. Command-specific options will be ignored by
commands that do not support them.
-Arguments are separated by whitespaces unless a whitespace is escaped
-with a backslash character (\). Then the whitespace is treated literally.
-Likewise, the backslash character is treated literally unless it is followed
-by a single whitespace. If a backslash is followed by two or more spaces,
-it will be considered as the last symbol of the argument.
-
-DH_OPTIONS is useful in some situations, for example, if you need to pass -p
-to all debhelper commands that will be run. One good way to set DH_OPTIONS is
+This is useful in some situations, for example, if you need to pass -p to
+all debhelper commands that will be run. One good way to set DH_OPTIONS is
by using "Target-specific Variable Values" in your debian/rules file. See
the make documentation for details on doing this.