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Bug#522613: lintian: false positive package-lacks-versioned-build-depends-on-debhelper 6 (5.0.44 is new enough)

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reassign 522613 cdbs
retitle 522613 dh compat 6 must depend on v6 (not v5.0.44)

On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:38:46PM +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 11:58 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Lintian reports problems with debhelper dependency when using "6" in
>> compat and build-depending on debhelper version 5.0.44.
>> Debhelper itself claims support for compat version 6 in its changelog
>> entry for version 5.0.44, which is the reason this version was used in
>> CDBS dependency resolving.
>The changelog for 5.0.44 says "introducing beginning of v6 mode" which
>is somewhat weaker than "support for compat version 6" imo.
>v6 mode was not finalised until the release of debhelper 6.0.0, as is
>the custom with debhelper versioning, so I believe Lintian is correct
>here.  Depending on debhelper 5.0.44 will give you some v6
>functionality, but by no means all of it.

Thanks - also to Russ.

Your explanations make sense to me.

I will fix my 70+ packages having too weak dependency, and reassign this 
bugreport to cdbs (where I will most probably fix it myself - I help 
maintain that package, am to blame to relaxing that very dependency 

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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