Re: What’s the use for Standards-Version?
]] Charles Plessy
| 5.6.11 Standards-Version
| The most recent version of the standards (the policy manual and associated
| texts) with which the package complies.
| This conveys the impression that the field is there to reflect a fact, rather
| than being a convenience bookmark for the maintainer. Moreover, with this
| definition, the field becomes outdated each time a new Policy is released
| (except for minor patch levels). This very clearly qualifies it as meta-data,
| and in the future, it woud benefit of being treated as such.
Yes, what is in debian/control _is_ metadata. Like, what is the package
name, who is the maintainer, etc. I don't see why you think
Standards-version is some other class of metadata than, say the
maintainer, the homepage or the description. Or are you suggesting we
should get rid of those too from debian/control, and if so, to what
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are