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Re: new debhelper-compat syntax

On 8/20/20 10:46 PM, Felix Delattre wrote:
> is it ok to submit packages in the Debian GIS Team that use the newer debhelper-compat-syntax like this commit would do?

Preferably not, it's not supported by all Ubuntu LTS releases to which
many GIS packages are backported.

>> debian/compat deleted 100644 → 0 > > debian/control > - Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 10~), > + Build-Depends: debhelper-compat (= 10), And include a specific rule for root access or not: > |Rules-Requires-Root: no (hopefully). |Do we want to change our policy and package template in this regards?
> https://debian-gis-team.pages.debian.net/policy/policy.html#debian-compat

This documents why we don't use the latest compat in Debian.

> https://salsa.debian.org/debian-gis-team/package_template
> (I would be happy to give it a try to edit those two, if that is ok).

The team policy and and package_template use the recommended default,
and should not be changed at least until xenial is EOL.

Kind Regards,


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