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authorjoey <joey>1999-11-28 06:34:19 +0000
committerjoey <joey>1999-11-28 06:34:19 +0000
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-* add all other functionality of debstd (??)
- - add a program to generate file similar to buildinfo.Debian generated by
- debmake (wishlist bug #17043). I just never saw the point of that file..
- - Make dh_movefiles remove emptied directories after it's moved all the
- files out of them (wishlist bug #17111).
-* something should add ldconfig calls properly to the postinst of packages
- that contain shared libraries. maybe dh_makeshlibs? But it wasn't designed
- to do that originally, and even worse, it is often run after
- dh_installdeb, so the fragements wouldn't go into the postinst. So maybe a
- new script is called for.
-* info support for debhelper (currently implemented, but I hate how I did it,
- so it's not in the package.) (wishlist bug #15717)
+This is the TODO for debhelper. As more and more people use debhelper, this
+list grows - I welcome patches to fix items on it!
+
+Wishlist items:
+
+* Move the perl libs into the correct perl lib dirs. Makes all debehelper
+ scripts shorter..
+* Make dh_* "use strict".
+* Make dh_movefiles remove emptied directories after it's moved all the
+ files out of them (#17111).
* enhance dh_installmanpages so it associates binaries and man pages and
installs the man pages into the correct areas to suit the binaries they
document. I may need to make this only happen when a switch is given, to
- preserve backward compatibility.
+ preserve backward compatibility. (#16933, #17061)
* maybe make dh_installmanpages look at the .TH line of man pages whose
filenames end in .man, to figure out what section they go it. This would
require a switch to turn on, for backwards compatibility.
@@ -24,3 +22,37 @@
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.
+* something should add ldconfig calls properly to the postinst of packages
+ that contain shared libraries. maybe dh_makeshlibs? But it wasn't designed
+ to do that originally, and even worse, it is often run after
+ dh_installdeb, so the fragments wouldn't go into the postinst. So maybe a
+ new script is called for. But it's probably be best to just have a switch
+ to enable this.
+* Need a way to make dh_strip not strip any static libs. Also, it'd be nice
+ if there were options to dh_strip, dh_compress, etc, to allow inclusion of
+ directories and exclusion of files based on filename globbing. (Request from
+ Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>)
+* 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
+ variables. However, it may be worth adding a switch to make it parse
+ environment variables. (#20964)
+* It's possible to speed up debhelper by having it cache some values that
+ multiple commands call. One way to do this would be to write dh_cache,
+ that generates the cache. The catch is that if the user runs that program,
+ they are stating that they don't do anything later to invalidate the cache,
+ without calling ch_cache again. (#23792)
+* Add a switch to dh_installdeb to allow it to do user defined
+ substitutions. OTOH, maybe it's better if people just sed
+ postinst.in before debhelper gets it's hands on it... (#25235)
+
+Deprecated:
+
+* remove dh_installdebfiles, dh_du.
+ - need to wait a reasonable length of
+ time. I'm currently planning on doing this after slink is released or
+ one year after they were deprecated, whichever comes first. Be sure to
+ grep whole debian archive for all of them before removing them, though!