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Date:   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:56:25 +0200
From:   "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <>
To:     Masahiro Yamada <>,
        "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Michal Marek <>,
        Robo Bot <>, Joe Perches <>,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <>,,
        clang-built-linux <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] debian: add generic rule file

On 15.07.19 14:28, Masahiro Yamada wrote:

>> The rule file contains a rule for creating debian/control and
>> other metadata - this is done similar to the 'deb-pkg' make rule,
>> scripts/packaging/mkdebian.
> I saw a similar patch submission before, and negative feedback about it.

Do you recall what negative feedback exactly ?

> Debian maintains its own debian/rules, and it is fine.

Not for me, I don't use it - given up trying to make anything useful
out of it. It's extremly complex, practically undebuggable and doesn't
even work w/o lots of external preparations.


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering -- +49-151-27565287

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