Joey Hess wrote: > Julian Mehnle wrote: > > Please don't, until debhelper 6 has been included in a Debian stable > > release. > > Please _do_ build-depend on debhelper as soon as you need a feature from > a new version. We should not hobble development by waiting for our > development tools to be included in the stable release. Updating hundreds of packages to require debhelper 6 isn't any less work than updating hundreds of packages to not perform an unconditional rmdir, plus the former hinders backportability. So while I generally agree with your statement, in this particular case it just isn't a good rationale for requiring debhelper 6 in all the packages affected.
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