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Bug#523671: qa.debian.org: wrong policy version

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 12:16:24PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> [...]
> > 
> > And if a proper string comparison will pe possible some time it should
> > still warn about a policy version which is too high. If I upload a
> > package now with standards-version 4.0.0 the PTS should definitely warn
> > about it, too, imho (and not simply suggest a downgrade of course :)).
> Already checked by lintian:
> E: asedriveiiie source: invalid-standards-version 3.6.3
> W: csound-doc source: timewarp-standards-version (2004-01-26 < 2008-06-04)

...which implies that people always check their packages properly.[1]
But as Dato already correctly pointed out, PTS is not the right place
for checks like that. My point was just that *if* there is any "complex"
version comparison *then* it should also deal with

[1] People building packages in a chroot and checking them with lintian
from testing (or even ubuntu) would see that 3.7.3 is outdated and they
should update to 3.8.0. Then they remember some mail on d-d-a but don't
remember the version... was it 3.8.1 or 3.9.0? ah, wth I just take
Sure, this is a bad mistake but people... :)

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