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authorjoey <joey>2002-04-12 03:04:35 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2002-04-12 03:04:35 +0000
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r518: * dh_movefiles has long been a sore point in debhelper. Inherited
from debstd, its interface and implementation suck, and I have maintained it while never really deigning to use it. Now there is a remplacment: dh_install, which ... - copies files, doesn't move them. Closes: #75360, #82649 - doesn't have that whole annoying debian/package.files vs. debian/files mess, as it uses debian/install. - supports copying empty subdirs. Closes: #133037 - doesn't use tar, thus no error reproting problems. Closes: #112538 - files are listed relative to the pwd, debian/tmp need not be used at all, so no globbing issues. Closes: #100404 - supports -X. Closes: #116902 - the whole concept of moving files out of a directory is gone, so this bug doesn't really apply. Closes: #120026 - This is exactly what Bill Allombert asked for in #117383, even though I designed it seemingly independantly. Thank you Bill! Closes: #117383 * Made debhelper's debian/rules a lot simpler by means of the above. * Updated example rules file to use dh_install. Also some reordering and other minor changes. * dh_movefiles is lightly deprecated, and when you run into its bugs and bad design, you are incouraged to just use dh_install instead. * dh_fixperms: in v4 only, make all files in bin/ dirs +x. Closes: #119039 * dh_fixperms: in v4 only, make all files in etc/init.d executable (of course there's -X ..) * dh_link: in v4 only, finds existing, non-policy-conformant symlinks and corrects them. This has the side effect of making dh_link idempotent. * Added a -h/--help option. This seems very obvious, but it never occured to me before.. * use v4 for building debhelper itself * v4 mode is done, you may now use it without fear of it changing. (This idea of this upload is to get v4 into woody so people won't run into many issues backporting from sarge to woody later on. Packages targeted for woody should continue to use whatever compatability level they are using.)
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@@ -30,16 +30,6 @@ Wishlist items:
This needs more thought.
-* All debhelper programs should be checked that they output files with the
- correct permissions no matter what the umask is set to. Currently, only
- those programs that run after dh_fixperms have been so checked. (Checking
- the rest is low priority, since dh_fixperms fixes any incorrect permissions
- they might have; still it would be nice to check them too, just to make
- debhelper more flexible.) One easy fix is to add umask 022 to dh_lib,
- however, there may be unforeseen ramifications of such a change.
-* All programs should also make sure the files they install are owned by
- root.root. Situation is currently the same as with permissions above, plus
- dh_installchangelogs is fixed.
* Support use of environment variables in data taken from user, ie, in
debian/dirs. The problem with doing this is that we really want to allow
any filenames in that input, even those that look like environment
@@ -54,16 +44,6 @@ Wishlist items:
substitutions. OTOH, maybe it's better if people just sed before debhelper gets it's hands on it... (#25235)
-See debhelper's man page for what's implemented so far.
-These items are planned:
-* Maybe make dh_fixperms make all files in bin/ dirs +x. (#119039)
-* Make dh_link find existing, non-policy-comformant symlinks, and correct
- them.
* DH_COMPAT 1. Can be removed once all packages are seen to be using 2 or
@@ -79,3 +59,4 @@ Deprecated:
* dh_installxaw. xaw replacments are dying, nothing uses it validly (bugs
filed on the few packages that use it by accident). Remove as soon as
nothing uses it, or by april 2002.
+* dh_movefiles. I won't hold my breath.