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

Daniel Moerner wrote:
> On 08/12/2009 03:01 PM, David Claughton wrote:
>> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 12 2009, Neil Williams wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:16:14 -0500
>>>> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>>>>   * updated Standards-Version (no changes needed)
>>>         Firstly, you do not ahve to put that into the changelog, and,
>>>  secondly, one should not have to update a packagejust to up the
>>>  standards version string. I just fix local git and wait for a real
>>>  reason to update the package.
>> I would add that updating the package just to bump the version is a
>> really bad idea from the POV of the user, who gets to incur a bandwidth
>> hit to d/l a new package that is identical to his/her existing one.
> I don't think that anyone was every seriously defending that people do
> uploads just to bump the Standards-Version, I think the objection was
> more that bumping the Standards-Version needlessly clutters the
> changelog and wastes space. I'll admit I don't quite understand why,
> though. It's up to the maintainer to be as verbose as he or she feels there.
> Daniel

Fair enough - I thought Neil was implying that this sometimes happened
but on re-reading this wasn't quite what he said ;-)



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