Re: Required dpkg version in build-essential
Raphael Hertzog writes:
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Matthias Klose wrote:
> > I'm preparing a build-essential upload; build-essential currently
> > depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5). Should the dependency tightened? If
> > yes, which version should be used?
> Why do you want a versioned dependency in the first place?
because it depends on variable names found in
/usr/share/dpkg/archtable and introduced in 1.13.5.
> I'm sorry, it seems that I don't get the point of your question.
> Checking build-essential changelog's doesn't help me much either:
> * Increased versioned dependency on dpkg-dev to 1.13.5 to provide
> support for the OS and CPU variables.
> > If a version greater than 1.14.6 is
> > used, I have to depend on dpkg and dpkg-dev, because dpkg-dev only
> > requires dpkg (>= 1.14.6).
> Why would you need a specific version of dpkg?
I take this as answer that no specific version greater than 1.13.5 is