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Re: debhelper compatibility

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 04:43:10PM +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
On 1/12/21 4:06 PM, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
I noticed that most (all?) of the d-gis packages still use dh level 10
as the base one, while 12 was yet available in buster to. Is that a
precise choice for backporting onto old releases or what?

It was bumped to 10 because 9 now triggers lintian issues in Debian,
although I would have preferred to stick with 9 until xenial is EOL in
April 2021.

During the bookwork development cycle we can switch to compat level 12
which is available for bionic in backports, using 11 is not recommended
so we'll skip that. Until changes in debhelper and/or lintian force us
to, we'll stick to compat level 10 though.

Clear, I was playing around with dh level and found that the dh_missing
does not like multiple calls of dh_auto_install with different build systems as for geographiclib, so I suspect that would trigger most of the changes
around in d/rules, because most of the changes are about init/systemd files.

In the meantime, I think I could prepare some branches
for that, for future merges. Did you already experimented with 12?

Francesco P. Lovergine

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