[Build-common-hackers] Bug#537240: Bug#537240: Bug#537240: cdbs: should create versioned debhelper dependency

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Mon Aug 3 13:40:53 UTC 2009

clone #537240 -1
reassign -1 lintian
retitle -1 cdbs maintainer disagrees with package-lacks-versioned-build-depends-on-debhelper warning


packages built with cdbs currently trigger a lintian
package-lacks-versioned-build-depends-on-debhelper, but the cdbs
maintainer thinks that cdbs' behavior is correct.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 02:22:08PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 01:53:24PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 01:13:48PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> >> >cdbs creates an unversioned debhelper dependency, which triggers a
> >> >lintian warning on the generated package.
> >>
> >> Could you please quote that lintian warning?
> >
> I disagree with the described "recommended practice".  That could apply 
> to *any* package, not just debhelper.  Backports older than oldstable 
> will always be risky business!

May I suggest that the maintainers of two important packaging tools
get their opinions sorted out in a way that a package prepared using
one tool do not get flagged as faulty by the other? Thanks ;)


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