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Re: source:Version and ancient dpkg-dev

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008, Oohara Yuuma wrote:
> According to the changelog, substvars source:Version is added in
> dpkg-dev 1.13.19.  A package which uses source:Version in its
> debian/control and doesn't set its value explicitly can't be built
> with ancient dpkg-dev. The problem is that dpkg-dev in the
> build-essential list is dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5), which is not new enough.
> I think the build-essential list should be updated.

This is not needed:
- updating build-essential would update it for lenny/sid only
- only oldstable (sarge) has a dpkg version that doesn't support it

Thus fixing build-essential doesn't fix it for the only case where it's
broken, when building on sarge.

Raphaël Hertzog

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