Re: When should versionned dependancies be dropped ?
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I am preparing a package using the makefile include for quilt, which
> appeared in the quilt package starting from version 0.40. Only oldstable
> has an inferior version. Would there be any benefit to remove the
> version number in the dependancy, or shall I keep it ?
I have a similar question about this for maintaining lintian, since
currently lintian will complain about a wide variety of versioned
dependencies that are necessary for proper behavior with oldstable but are
no longer needed with stable. Should I just drop them? Is there benefit
in retaining them?
There are some fairly fundamental ones there, such as a lot of the
versioned debconf dependencies and the cases where one can't use
debconf-2.0 because features were introduced after that point. But if all
of the stable providers of debconf-2.0 provide a feature....
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>