[Build-common-hackers] Bug#805315: Bug#805315: cdbs: FTBFS with debhelper/9.20151116 - debhelper-5.sh has no compat
dr at jones.dk
Tue Nov 17 19:27:11 UTC 2015
Quoting Niels Thykier (2015-11-17 19:14:00)
> Jonas Smedegaard:
> > Quoting Niels Thykier (2015-11-16 23:22:47)
>>> I happened to rebuild cdbs today with the newly uploaded
>>> debhelper/9.20151116 and it FTBFS (test/debhelper-5.sh fails).
>>> AFAICT, the issue is that the test case removes "debian/compat",
>>> making the (test) build default to compat 1, which is no longer
>> Sounds to me like a bug in debhelper, then: That you have not raised
>> the floor of debhelper to compatibility level 3, but removed the
>> Or rephrased: Is it a documented "feature" that debhelper now
>> _mandates_ a debian/compat file - that leaving it out does not assume
>> lowest supported compatibility level but cause breakage?
> Mind you, debhelper does *not* mandate a debian/compat at this time
> (although it is expected to become mandatory in the future). What has
> become mandatory is that the package declares an explicit compat of 3
> or higher (4 being minimum by the end of the year). This can still be
> done by using the DH_COMPAT environment variable.
Right, that is what I meant. Thanks for clarifying.
I read COMPATIBILITY LEVELS section of debhelper man page as that being
an optional feature.
Since that (as you clarify below) effectively is no longer the case, I
suggest clarify by sprinkling a few "must" into that section - and while
at it extend to document DH_COMPAT (and which is used when both are
applied) at the same place.
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