Re: RFS: Perl packages update.
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On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:02:12AM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>Martín Ferrari dijo [Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:55:09PM -0200]:
>> Gunnar, there has been also recommendations to not use it, both
>> inside and outside pkg-perl. In fact, I'm upgrading 4 to 5 lately,
>> mostly to follow the idea that dh6 doesn't give us any benefit and
>> makes like harder for backporters. I think Ganneff wrote something
>> about it somewhere.
>> I guess we should discuss this and settle on something (and maybe put
>> it in policy?)... Yes, I'm a consistency freak :)
>Oh... Well, I have not really seen the arguments, but they may exist.
>Regarding the backporting issue, I'm tempted to ignore it, even if
>being a heavy internal-use backporter myself - After all, if there is a
>behaviour change (I havent dug into debhelper's changes), we _want_ to
>build packages with the newest upstream-recommended version - which is
>...Else, we might also keep using standards-version 3.6.1 to keep Sarge
>backporters happy :-)
Standards-version is declaring an AFAIK-style hint, like Vcs-* headers.
Debhelper version cause real changes to how debhelper works.
I also favor easing backports by only applying not-yet-in-stable
build-dependencies when really needed.
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