what compat level for debhelper in jaunty?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Dec 16 07:40:24 GMT 2008

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 04:52:38 +1100 Robert Collins 
<robert.collins at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>So debhelper recommends compat level 7; should we be using that in all
>new packages in Jaunty? And should we migrate existing packages to
>compat level 7 when we touch them for some other reason?


Compat should be the major version number of Debhelper the package requires 
based on its use of Debhelper features.  Compat 7 is only appropriate if 
Debhelper 7 features are used.

Compat less than 4 is deprecated, so if you hit a package with 1 - 3, it 
should be bumped and the packaging updated.  Compat 4 - 6 are just fine.

Scott K

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