Re: What’s the use for Standards-Version?
Le jeudi 13 août 2009 00:09:09, Cyril Brulebois a écrit :
> Romain Beauxis <email@example.com> (12/08/2009):
> > Is it foolish to propose this as a lintian check ? "Hey, standards
> > version is outdated, here are the changes that ought to be done"
Please, pretty please, try to make sentences. I hardly understand your
comment, which makes it ambigous.
Here is the output of a lintian warning currently in the case of an outdated
W: foo: ancient-standards-version 3.7.0 (current is 3.8.2)
N: The source package refers to a Standards-Version that has been obsolete
N: for more than two years. Please update your package to latest Policy and
N: set this control field appropriately.
N: If the package is already compliant with the current standards, you
N: don't have to re-upload the package just to adjust the Standards-Version
N: control field. However, please remember to update this field next time
N: you upload the package.
N: See /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz in the
N: debian-policy package for a summary of changes in newer versions of
N: Severity: normal, Certainty: certain
What I mean is that we can use the information contained in the standards-
version tag and display at this place the list of changes that were done since
That makes a difference in the sense that it helps to improve the workflow by
putting as much information as possible in the same place.
Even more, if, as I suggested, it lists only changes that couldn't be
automatised, that would make lintian a consistent tool for checking a package
against the current policy.