Re: What’s the use for Standards-Version?
Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> In which case all we need is the existing lintian check and for
> Standards-Version to be ignored by dpkg-dev so that it doesn't get into
> the .dsc, it doesn't get into the Sources.gz and it is finally OK to get
> rid of all these pointless messages in debian/changelog.gz:
> * updated Standards-Version (no changes needed)
If you don't want to put that in your changelog, don't. I consider it
something I want to document in my packages, so I do. I would continue
doing so even if it were an optional field (although I am completely
opposed to making it optional).
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>