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

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Thu Jul 16 11:59:51 UTC 2009

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?

$ lintian --info *.changes
W: ser2net source: package-lacks-versioned-build-depends-on-debhelper 5
N:    The package doesn't declare a versioned build dependency on debhelper.
N:    Recommended practice is to always declare an explicit versioned
N:    dependency on debhelper equal to or greater than the compatibility level
N:    used by the package, even if the versioned dependency isn't strictly
N:    necessary. Having a versioned dependency also helps with backports to
N:    older releases and correct builds on partially updated systems.
N:    Refer to the debhelper(7) manual page for details.
N:    Severity: minor, Certainty: certain


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