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Re: [MBF] Obsoleting Source-Version substvar


On Tue, 2016-08-02 at 13:03:54 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-07-10 at 02:16:21 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > I'd like to obsolete the ${Source-Version} substvar, which has very
> > misleading semantics, and has been deprecated since dpkg 1.13.19 in
> > 2006-05-04. This currently emits warnings from various dpkg-dev
> > scripts and from lintian.
> > 
> > <https://lintian.debian.org/tags/substvar-source-version-is-deprecated.html>
> > 
> > I'm attaching the prospective dd-list, and the template bug report. I'd
> > like do the MBF in 1 or 2 weeks, and turn the warnings into errors in
> > the first dpkg release after 1 or 2 months from now. I'm easy if people
> > would like more or less time?
> Thanks to the maintainers that already fixed their packages! I handled
> most of the QA team packages, except for libsigc++-1.2 which we should
> probably try to remove instead as it only has one remaining rdep.
> I've done the MBF [M], and I'm planning on turning the substvar usage
> warning into an error in the first dpkg release happening after two weeks
> from now, at which point I'll upgrade the remaining bugs to serious.
>   [M] <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=dpkg-obsolete-source-version-substvar;users=debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org>

This happened now with the upload of dpkg 1.18.11.


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