[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: debhelper

From: Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Date: Mon Feb 5 21:50:45 EET 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 20:33 +0200, Santtu Lakkala wrote:
> Andrew Barr wrote:
> > It seems a lot of Debian source packages now require debhelper >= 5.
> > This is a PITA because Scratchbox only has 4.2.32 and as far as I can
> > tell building it is going to be no small task...I am failing to build
> > the dependency libmodule-build-perl.
> Most of the packages I've run into only use debhelper >= 5 to get 5 to
> debian/compat, I've successfully built many packages just by lowering
> the dependency and echo 4 > debian/compat. Maybe one failed to build
> because of that, not quite sure -- it's still worth a try.

You'll get subtle breakage -- but the only change if a build success is
that if there are -dbg packages, they'll be empty (as the name format

man debhelper on a Debian system will tell you what the versions mean.

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