Debian Bug report logs - #699333
Should create a Built-Using substvar

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Package: dh-buildinfo; Maintainer for dh-buildinfo is Yann Dirson <>; Source for dh-buildinfo is src:dh-buildinfo.

Reported by: Joachim Breitner <>

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:21:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version dh-buildinfo/0.9+nmu1

Blocking fix for 699329: Support Bulit-Using

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Bug#699333; Package dh-buildinfo. (Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Joachim Breitner <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Should create a Built-Using substvar
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:17:15 +0100
Package: dh-buildinfo
Version: 0.9+nmu1
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1


it seems that dh_buildinfo already has almost all information required
to fill the Built-Using header
All needed is to lookup the source package name and version for all the
build dependendencies, and put that in a substvar. I guess essential
packages ought to be omitted then.

This would be an overapproximation to what is really required in the
header field, but it would be correct and the least work for the
maintainers. The only downside of over-approximation is that the archive
might have to keep hold of a few more source packages that actually
required, I guess that is acceptable.

Support for this feature here could help with #699329 and #699330.


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.5-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dh-buildinfo depends on:
ii  build-essential  11.6
ii  debhelper        9.20120909
ii  perl             5.14.2-17

dh-buildinfo recommends no packages.

dh-buildinfo suggests no packages.

- -- no debconf information

Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)


Added indication that bug 699333 blocks 699329 Request was from Joachim Breitner <> to (Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:24:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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