[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#837745: xml-core: Makes packages to FTBFS with 'Unexpected debhelper version format'

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Sep 30 14:19:49 UTC 2016

Am 30.09.2016 um 16:17 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:38:42 +0100 Santiago Vila <sanvila at unex.es> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 03:00:47PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
>>> Idea 1: remove this whole check; debhelper >= 9.20120909 is already
>>> satisfied in oldstable, so this doesn't serve any purpose any more.
>> I think this is the best thing to do. No need to find the "right fix"
>> for something which is not even a problem anymore. Trivial patch
>> attached, but I have not actually tested it.
> This package has been orphaned, so I'd say, just go ahead with the
> upload. Don't forget to push your changes to Git.
> In the last upload I've imported the package into Git on collab-maint to
> make QA uploads a bit simpler.

Urgh, was looking at the docbook-xml bug package where this bug showed up.
So, xml-core hasn't officially been orphaned yet, but maybe it should
and the package moved to collab-maint, as I did for docbook-xml and

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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