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authorjoey <joey>2001-06-03 22:25:07 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2001-06-03 22:25:07 +0000
commitf0c3197c8a4d3c3e2f3e6c403ffe52555c871181 (patch)
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parent6eae7e888fb1fa5cf594cc116ea5daee9ee9512a (diff)
r475: * dh_gencontrol: Added a documented interface for specifying substvars
data in a file. Substvars data may be put in debian/package.substvars. (Those files used to be used by debhelper for automatically generated data, but it uses a different internal filename now). It will be merged with any automatically determined substvars data. See bug #98819 * I want to stress that no one should ever rely in internal, undocumented debhelper workings. Just because debhelper uses a certian name for some internally used file does not mean that you should feel free to modify that file to your own ends in a debian package. If you do use it, don't be at all suprised when it breaks. If you find that debhelper is lacking a documented interface for something that you need, ask for it! (debhelper's undocumented, internal use only files should now all be prefixed with ".debhelper")
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@@ -34,6 +34,10 @@ The autoscript() function (see below) is one easy way to do this.
dh_installdeb is an exception, it will run after the other commands and
merge these modifications into the actual postinst scripts.
+In general, files named debian/*.debhelper are internal to debhelper, and
+their expstence or use should not be relied on by external programs such as
+the build process of a package.
Debhelper programs should default to doing exactly what policy says to do.
There are always exceptions. Just ask me.