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

Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> (13/08/2009):
> Le jeudi 13 août 2009 00:09:09, Cyril Brulebois a écrit :
> >   Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> (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 version is outdated, here are the changes that ought to be done"
> >
> > checks/standards-version.desc
> Please, pretty please, try to make sentences. I hardly understand
> your comment, which makes it ambigous.

Too bad. Sorry. I meant: “That is too bad.”

> Here is the output of a lintian warning currently in the case of an outdated
> standards-version:
> W: foo: ancient-standards-version 3.7.0 (current is 3.8.2)
> N:
> 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:
> 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:
> 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:    Policy.
> N:
> N:    Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

So half of what you want is already there. It also points to where you
can find the list of stuff to check for. Which makes it 3/4 of what
you want. For the rest, see Manoj's comment.


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