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Re: When should versionned dependancies be dropped ?

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.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?

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.


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