[Python-modules-team] Bug#605365: Bug#605365: Bug#605365: pyopenssl: Use dh_python2 instead of dh_pysupport

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 29 16:30:57 UTC 2010

Am 29.11.2010 17:14, schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> On Monday, November 29, 2010 09:42:55 am Daniel Holbach wrote:
>> The way I understood
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-python@lists.debian.org/msg06566.html
>> was that the idea was to move away from dh_pysupport in favour of
>> dh_python2.
>> As pyopenssl needed a rebuild in Ubuntu in order to give us OpenSSL for
>> 2.7 (I needed it for a papyon build), I thought I'd make the change in
>> the same upload and forward the changes to you.
> In general, this is the plan, but it's really up to package maintainers to 
> decide when and if to make the move.

Again: the way I understood this was that it was the general plan and
that only getting squeeze released was blocking the move to dh_python2.

I wasn't telling any package maintainer when to do the move, I proposed
this as a wishlist bug and even mentioned that now might not be the
right time.

> I'm sure you were just trying to do the right thing by the change and by 
> forwarding it to Debian, but I think it is inappropriate to make fundamental 
> changes in a package build system without coordinating with Debian in advance 
> and I don't understand why you did it in this case?  It was completely 
> unnecessary to solve the problem you were dealing with.

Maybe we can separate the two discussions right now. If it's totally not
the way to go for pyopenssl and wrong to do it, I guess the bug needs to
be closed. In a separate thread, I'd still like to understand why (apart
from the maintainer's choice) it's wrong to use dh_python2.

Thanks in advance,

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