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Re: Open beta of debhelper compat level 11 (debhelper/10.10.7)




Emilio Pozuelo Monfort:
> On 18/11/17 12:41, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> I have received several requests to make --list-missing or
>> --fail-missing the default (#650129 and #858834) and I intend to do so
>> eventually.  I am a little concerned with adding more changes to compat
>> 11 (the list is rather long already), but I am happy with making
>> --list-missing the default for compat 12.
> 
> Fair enough, though it seems unlikely that --list-missing would cause any
> trouble... but you are the debhelper expert ;)
> 

It is not that --list-missing in itself will cause a lot of issues.  It
is that the documentation from v10 -> v11 is dauntingly long already and
I want to avoid making it worse.
  In fact, I have already moved a handful of things to compat 12 to
reduce the scope of v11.

>> As for the sequences; we can add those to the next version of debhelper
>> (a sequence change the parameters passed to a helper).  If you file a
>> bug for it with how you envision that, then I am happy to add it in one
>> of the next uploads of debhelper. :)
> 
> No need for a sequence if dh_missing starts doing something useful by default.
> 
> Cheers,
> Emilio
> 

Ack.  I mainly proposed it for enabling easier dh_missing already in
compat 11.  That said, we might get enough compat 12 items that it would
make sense to release compat 12 before the release of buster.

Thanks,
~Niels