Advene package - python2 packaging issues

Olivier Aubert olivier.aubert at
Thu May 26 15:10:35 UTC 2011


Thanks for the examples (lash does not seem to have switched though).
However, looking at them does not help: the package currently in git at
compiles perfectly with pysupport.  If I remove the 
line, CDBS does not seem to grok that it is a python package, and does
not invoke dh_python2 at all (although it even invokes dh_perl at some
What are the heuristics or parameters used by CDBS to determine that it
should call dh_python2?


On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 10:53 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Hi Olivier,
> On 11-05-26 at 09:28am, Olivier Aubert wrote:
> > I did not get any answer to my previous e-mail (below),
> Sorry - It missed that earlier mail somehow :-(
> > so I will
> > summarize the questions:
> > 
> > - does anyone know actual packages that use CDBS + "the new python 
> > install helper shipped with python itself on Debian"? I am willing to 
> > fix this in my package and submit patches to documentation, to improve 
> > the state of things.
> Any CDBS Python package should be able to use the new install helper by 
> simply removing its top DEB_PYTHON_SYSTEM line.  I am only hesitant to 
> do it because it complicates backportability, and I suspect the message 
> from the Python developers on need to switch fast is not unanimous and 
> not well considered.
> A few ones I am involved in that have switched already are...
>   sleekxmpp (python-distutils)
>   radicale (python-distutils)
>   python-xklavier (python-autotools)
>   lash (python-autotools)
> > - once this issue is fixed, is there a DD (Jonas?) that would be 
> > willing to collaborate with me? I am ready to handle all maintenance 
> > of the package, but I cannot upload it.
> Sure.  You just might have to poke me (several times) to get my 
> attention, as I am involved in a lot (and have a lousy way of 
> administrating my involvements).
>  - Jonas
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