[debhelper-devel] Bug#876453: Bug#876453: Remove support for upstart jobs from dh_installinit

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Sep 23 23:57:59 UTC 2017


Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 24.09.2017 um 00:36 schrieb Dimitri John Ledkov:
> > I'm not sure about the timing though. Many people maintain backports
> > for their packages, and do backport them "unmodified" sometimes by
> > means of backporting debhelper first to keep things building
> > unmodified.

I think so, too.

> Well, maintainers don't have to bump the compat mode if backportability
> is important to them. Do we really have to support this special case?

I don't think that wanting backports should prevent maintainers to
bump the compatibility level.

Please do also not that quite often, even the official backports are
_not_ done the original package maintainers.

Additionally, backports of debhelper are not uncommon, so the urge to
not use newer compat levels because of backports is not really

		Regards, Axel
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