[DRE-maint] Bug#991099: gem2deb should Provides: dh-sequence-ruby

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Wed Jul 14 06:46:09 BST 2021

Package: gem2deb
Version: 1.4
Tags: patch

Traditionally, packages could enable debhelper addons using
--with=ADDON. That's what works today and is most commonly used.
Recently, debhelper added another way of doing so. If one declares a
build dependency on dh-sequence-ADDON, the addon is automatically
enabled. This is beneficial for two major reason:
 * Don't repeat yourself. There no longer is a need to issue both
   "Build-Depends: gem2deb" and "dh --with=ruby". A single
   "Build-Depends: dh-sequence-ruby" takes care of both.
 * We can declaratively conditionalize Build-Depends. The most obvious
   one is e.g. "Build-Depends-Indep: dh-sequence-ruby". Conditionally
   enabling an addon in debian/rules has been quite annoying thus far
   and the declarative method makes it simple. Build profiles are also
   supported, so "Build-Depends: dh-sequence-ruby <!noruby>" does the
   right thing.

As such, please consider applying the attached patch. I think that this
is really harmless, so if there is any chance of getting this into
bullseye, please do it. Otherwise, it'll have to be added to
bullseye-backports in order to support packages in bookworm that start
relying on it. I do see that this comes quiet late, so I don't expect

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diff --minimal -Nru gem2deb-1.4/debian/changelog gem2deb-1.4+nmu1/debian/changelog
--- gem2deb-1.4/debian/changelog	2020-10-30 15:46:14.000000000 +0100
+++ gem2deb-1.4+nmu1/debian/changelog	2021-07-14 06:23:42.000000000 +0200
@@ -1,3 +1,10 @@
+gem2deb (1.4+nmu1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
+  * Non-maintainer upload.
+  * Provide dh-sequence-ruby from gem2deb. (Closes: #-1)
+ -- Helmut Grohne <helmut at subdivi.de>  Wed, 14 Jul 2021 06:23:42 +0200
 gem2deb (1.4) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Helmut Grohne ]
diff --minimal -Nru gem2deb-1.4/debian/control gem2deb-1.4+nmu1/debian/control
--- gem2deb-1.4/debian/control	2020-10-30 15:45:41.000000000 +0100
+++ gem2deb-1.4+nmu1/debian/control	2021-07-14 06:23:39.000000000 +0200
@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@
 Suggests: git-buildpackage,
+Provides: dh-sequence-ruby
 Description: Debian Ruby packaging suite
  gem2deb is a set of tools to create Debian package from ruby software
  distributed with Rubygems. gem2tgz converts the .gem file to a tar archive,

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