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Re: Policy about debian/compat

On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 04:48:05PM +0200, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> Hello,
> what is the policy about file debian/compat ?

It's a part of the interface to debhelper, and as such is documented in the
debhelper documentation.

> I was not able to find any policy about it in 'Debian Policy Manual' on 
> debian.org. It seems it should contain package version mentionned in 
> field 'Build-depends:' in debian/control for building from source package ?

Debian policy does not describe or discuss debhelper; you can build packages
just fine without it. (It isn't very common, though, but some prefer it.)

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