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Re: What’s the use for Standards-Version?

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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