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

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> (12/08/2009):
>     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.

Argh, you beated me to it.

> This is, indeed, exactly the use of the Standards-Version field that both
> Manoj and I are advocating.

It somewhat reminds me of something being checked during NM. I guess
old-timers will reply that once upon a time… but oh well.


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