Re: [PATCH] debian: drop export-dir from gbp.conf

Subject: Re: [PATCH] debian: drop export-dir from gbp.conf

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:08:59 -0800

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Notmuch Mail


From: Carl Worth

On Tue, Feb 06 2018, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> No one knows why this invocation is here.  it does weird things during
> the build.  If a developer really wants this behavior, they can
> specify it in their own ~/.gbp.conf

I imagine I'm to blame for this one?

One of the things that has always bugged me about a bunch of that Debian
build utilities is that they spit out results into the parent directory
of the current working directory from where they are invoked.

I've always found that be really mystifying, (no well-behaved program
does such a thing).

I _think_ the export-dir directive here was something I found that made
git-buildpackage behave more sane in this regard.

But I'm not the one doing frequent package builds of notmuch these days,
so feel free to do what you think best.

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