calf package failed build

IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) umlaeute at
Mon Nov 27 12:55:50 UTC 2017

On 2017-11-27 11:26, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> Hi,
> while I started work on calf package it failed to build :(
> Any idea what is wrong? I am not very familiar with cdbs.

i'm not an uploader of calf, but used CDBS for most of my packages in
the past.
however, these days CDBS provides less and less features compared to dh
- so i think a switch to dh should be considered if it makes packaging
significantly easier for those involved (rumour has it that even *the*
CDBS guy switches to dh (for some packages) - or at least thinks about

for the packages i was involved, the main cdbs features have been:
- licensecheck
- build multiple flavours

the first feature has become obsoleted by the "licensecheck" package
which allows to write a single licensecheck rule in d/rules for any
packaging helper.
afaict, the 2nd feature still mandates cdbs (unless you like to do
things manually all the way).

since calf doesn't build multiple flavours, i see little reason to not


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