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

Le mercredi 12 août 2009 23:22:45, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> writes:
> > But there could be another use of this field, which would fit into the
> > test- driven workflow. What about a tool that displays the changes in
> > the policy based on the declared supported version and the latest
> > version ?
> Like:
>     zcat /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz \
>         | sed /`grep Standards-Version debian/control | awk '{ print $2
> }'`/Q
> ?  I just use zless on that file and stop reading when I get to the
> current Standards-Version of the package, but that would automate it.
> This is, indeed, exactly the use of the Standards-Version field that both
> Manoj and I are advocating.

Is it foolish to propose this as a lintian check ? "Hey, standards version is 
outdated, here are the changes that ought to be done"

Even more, this could include only the changes that cannot be automated..


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