[Debian-iot-maintainers] Bug#876156: libcoap: Package would build fine on Jessie if debhelper dependency allowed, it

Carsten Schoenert c.schoenert at t-online.de
Tue Sep 19 05:25:34 UTC 2017

Hello Stuart,

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 02:01:11PM +1000, Stuart Longland wrote:
> I just tried building this package on Debian Jessie as most of our
> infrastructure still uses this release.  Out-of-the-box, it will not
> build due to the version of debhelper, however if you tell it to ignore
> this, it builds just fine.
> This suggests the version of debhelper could be dropped back to what's
> available in Jessie and thus make it trivial for people to build this
> package for Debian Jessie systems without needing to tweak the Stretch
> version of the source package.

please use debhelper from jessie-backports as I don't want to switch
back the current versions of compat and debhelper to a older version
than 10.2. This was the intention by using 10.2.2~ as while working on
4.1.2 for Jessie debhelper was available with this version.

$ rmadison debhelper 
debhelper  | 9.20120909        | oldoldstable       | source, all
debhelper  | 9.20150101        | oldstable-kfreebsd | source, all
debhelper  | 9.20150101+deb8u2 | oldstable          | source, all
debhelper  | 10.2.5~bpo8+1     | jessie-backports   | source, all <----
debhelper  | 10.2.5            | stable             | source, all
debhelper  | 10.8~bpo9+1       | stretch-backports  | source, all
debhelper  | 10.8              | testing            | source, all
debhelper  | 10.8              | unstable           | source, all

Currently I've no plans to prepare a Jessie backported version of
libcoap, at least if not more people requesting this.


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