[forced change to debhelper v6 compat] > Do not follow the advice of that sponsor, look for a different sponsor > instead. Only ever update the debhelper dependency if you really use a > feature of the new version. Now, as this raised some comments on IRC, lets clarify it a bit: - compat mode v1 to v3 is definitely something to change away from, they are deprecated - everything above: - try to stick to the highest compat level that was supported in the last stable release. You make live of backporters a whole lot easier. - use newer compat levels only if the used level gets deprecated or if you use a feature only available in newer debhelpers. - New packages should start with the latest recommended version. The same can be said about versioned dependencies on debhelper.  No matter if its for backports.org or someone rebuilding a package for own usage somewhere else. and while its possible to backport debhelper too or change the compat level in the backport, that just adds an extra burden to the backporter, which is MANY times unneeded. At least that are my 2¢ to this. -- bye Joerg Die Dicke zum Spiegel: Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand, wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land? Der Spiegel: Geh doch mal weg, ich kann ja gar nichts sehen!
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