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Re: source:Version and ancient dpkg-dev

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 08:36:39 +0100,
Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.
Fixing build-essential does fix it at least for my case; my machine
was partially-upgraded sarge.  Is versioned dependency for preventing
such stupidity?

Oohara Yuuma <oohara@libra.interq.or.jp>

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