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Re: Bug#94827: tktable; Build-Depends: debhelper

On 23-Apr-01, 12:08 (CDT), Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <shaleh@valinux.com>
> problem is when following unstable, one sometimes has debhelper
> depends change fairly often.  No sense forcing the build-depends maint
> to keep up with joeyh's

No, I'm suggesting that build-depends could simply have an unversioned
depends on debhelper. The buildds would then always[1] have the latest
version of debhelper[2]. No effort required of the build-depends maint.

*Nobody* can keep up with joeyh. :-)


[1] Assuming that the buildds do an "update/upgrade" on a fairly
frequent basis.

[2] So far, incompatible changes to debhelper have required the packages
using them to specifically request such functionality; debhelper has
been a paragon of upward compatibility. I'm sure joeyh and others can
point out specific exceptions, but I can't remember an upgrade to
debhelper causing problems[3].

[3] Modulo actual bugs in debhelper, of course.

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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