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Re: some Debian newbie backports questions

Harald Jenny schrieb am Saturday, den 25. September 2010:


> 	I'm new to backporting so please be patient if my questions are already
> answered somewhere else and I did not find it. My questions are:
> Building my package on testing currently requires debhelper (>= 7.1) which is
> obviously newer than the version in stable - should rather the depedency be
> lowered to 7.0.15 ignoring the
> dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${misc:Depends}
> messages or should the package rather build-depend on the debhelper version
> from backports?
Please use the backport. 

> Further lintian throws some messages:
> W: openswan-modules-source: unknown-section kernel
> W: openswan-modules-dkms: unknown-section kernel
> E: openswan-doc: postinst-does-not-call-installdocs usr/share/doc-base/openswan
> E: openswan-doc: prerm-does-not-call-installdocs usr/share/doc-base/openswan
> W: openswan-dbg: unknown-section debug
> Can/should they be ignored and if not what would be the correct sections/fix?
Don't use linitian for backports. Its useless. 


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