Re: HowTo upgrade to a newer Debian Policy version
On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:57:27PM +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've adopted an old package, and in its PTS page I can read "The
> package should be updated to follow the last version of Debian Policy
> (Standards-Version 3.6.2 instead of 3.5.10)." and so I'd like to
> upgrade to the news Debian Polcy version.
> I've searched on google, and inside DD Ref and d-policy but I found
> nothing about this task (but I could be blind...).
> Is this simple as just change "Standards-Version:" inside
> debian/control and generate the package to get all the errors (but do
> this generates errors/warnings? which script do they come from?) or
> there is a precise process to follow to upgrade to new DP version?
The policy version that the PTS knows about is, indeed,
Standards-Version control field. You can update that field, and run
lintian/linda to catch errors which it knows how to find, but you
should for sure check out the upgrading-checklist:
which documents the content differents between policy versions.