[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#946616: Bug#946616: dh_auto_install should honor --destdir

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Tue Dec 31 16:30:05 GMT 2019

Hi, this makes sense and I'll get around to it some time.

OTOH, let me point out that we do also already have a similar mechanism (DEB_CARGO_INSTALL_PREFIX), which is not as general as destdir, but which should cover the most common cases of needing this for Debian rust packages. See dotenv in debcargo-conf for an example. This may or may not cover your use-case but I thought I'd mention it anyway.


Paride Legovini:
> Package: dh-cargo
> Version: 21
> Severity: normal
> After trying to use `dh_auto_install --destdir` as documented in
> dh_auto_install(1) I noticed that the option doesn't produce any effect.
> I had a quick look at [1] and it seems that the option is currently
> being ignored.
> When packaging "binary" crates (= not libraries) it is sometimes very
> useful to have the files installed in debian/tmp instead of to
> debian/pkgname, as this allows more freedom to choose how to actually
> install the files in the Debian package using e.g. dh_install and dh-exec.
> Paride
> [1] /usr/share/perl5/Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/cargo.pm
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: bullseye/sid
>   APT prefers unstable-debug
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
> LSM: AppArmor: enabled
> Versions of packages dh-cargo depends on:
> ii  cargo      0.40.0-2
> ii  debhelper  12.7.2
> ii  perl       5.30.0-9
> ii  python3    3.7.5-3
> dh-cargo recommends no packages.
> dh-cargo suggests no packages.
> -- no debconf information
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