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Re: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH




On Mon, 13 May 2019 22:22:32 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> In my experience, keeping existing packages at exotic build systems or 
> ancient dh compat levels causes fewer problems than people trying to 
> change that just for the sake of it.

In my experience ancient debian/rules runes are also a cause for
repeated RC bugs and the need for NMUs.

Real life example:
https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/libm/libmp3-info-perl/changelog-1.24-1.2

Both RC bugs wouldn't have happened with dh(1); and the second NMU
wouldn't have been necessary if I had switched to dh(1) in the first
one.


Cheers,
gregor

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