Re: When should versionned dependancies be dropped ?
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Charles Plessy <email@example.com> 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?
I would keep the versioned dependency as long as there is a inferrior
version available on the mirrors. And I think lintian should not
complain about suche a dependency.