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Re: Is it okay to bump dh-compat?

On 21/02/2020 17:48, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> On 21/02/2020 17:42, Utkarsh Gupta wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Whilst working on libpam-radius-auth, I noticed that d/compat has
>> value "4" which throws the following error:
>> dh_clean: error: Compatibility levels before 5 are no longer supported
>> (level 4 requested)
>> Would it be okay to bump d/compat to 5 (or maybe 7) in such a case?
> Huh, that package shouldn't have made it into jessie in such a state.
> Sure, but better bump it to 5 and check the changes in v5 in the debhelper
> manpage. You can also debdiff the old and new .debs to see if there's any change
> in the installed files.

I didn't realise that jessie only has v4 as deprecated, not unsupported, and
that's because you're building the source package in a newer release. So what
Roberto said. No need to bump compat in this case (and that shouldn't be
necessary in a security update).


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