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From: Daniel Abrecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: base-files: `dpkg-vendor --query Parent` isn't set To: Daniel Patrick Abrecht <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:19:11 +0000 [Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)] Package: base-files Version: 10.3+devuan3.1 Severity: serious Justification: Can cause the build of other packages to fail and may cause problems for programs checking if a system is a debian based system. The file `/etc/dpkg/origins/devuan` should contain the following line Parent: Debian Without that, `dpkg-vendor --query Parent` won't output anything, it should return `Debian`. This is needed for `dpkg-vendor --derives-from Debian` to return true instead of false. There are tools which use this to check if a distribution is based on debian. A particularly problematic example of such a program is `dpkg-buildflags`, which is used when building any package which uses `debhelper`. As it is now, `dpkg-buildflags` won't set any flags, which can break package builds. By adding `Parent: Debian` to `/etc/dpkg/origins/devuan`, `dpkg-buildflags` would add the same flags debian uses. However, before adding this, it has to be made sure all devuan specific packages will still build with this change (btw. the default debian flags applied.) -- System Information: Debian Release: 10.0 Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Kernel: Linux 4.19.58 (SMP w/4 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init) Versions of packages base-files depends on: ii gawk [awk] 1:4.2.1+dfsg-1 ii mawk [awk] 1.3.3-17+b3 base-files recommends no packages. base-files suggests no packages. -- Configuration Files: /etc/dpkg/origins/devuan changed [not included] -- no debconf information [signature.asc (application/pgp-signature, attachment)]