Re: dpkg-dev 1.10.11 incompatible changes.
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 10:58:15AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > > * Though shalt not use comments in debian/control, until ...
> > > ...
> > * You can use comments now.
> ... but you may not. Current policy does not allow it.
Policy doesn't say you can't. Just because policy doesn't say something,
doesn't mean you can't do it.
> > The only thing that reads debian/control are scripts during a
> > dpkg-buildpackage run. Those scripts then either create a .dsc, or
> > debian/tmp/DEBIAN/control. When creating these output files, the
> > comments are removed, so no issues exist with any external tools.
> It still breaks woody's dpkg-buildpackage.
Which is why if you use comments, or  on normal depends lines, you have to
add a build-depends on dpkg-dev >= 1.10.13.