[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#965499: docbook-utils: Removal of obsolete debhelper compat 5 and 6 in bookworm

Niels Thykier nthykier at master.debian.org
Mon Jul 20 20:35:24 BST 2020

Source: docbook-utils
Version: 0.6.14-3.3
Severity: normal
Usertags: compat-5-6-removal


The package docbook-utils uses debhelper with a compat level of 5 or 6,
which is deprecated and scheduled for removal[1].

Please bump the debhelper compat at your earliest convenience
/outside the freeze/!

  * Compat 13 is recommended (supported in stable-backports)

  * Compat 7 is the bare minimum

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT the release team *DOES NOT* accept uploads
with compat bumps during the freeze.

If there is any risk that the fix for this bug might not migrate to
testing before 2021-01-01[3] then please postpone the fix until after
the freeze.

At the time of filing this bug, compat 5 and 6 are expected to be
removed "some time during the development cycle of bookworm".


[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2020/07/msg00065.html

[2] https://release.debian.org/bullseye/FAQ.html

[3] The choice of 2021-01-01 as a "deadline" is set before the actual
freeze deadline to provide a safe cut off point for most people.

Mind you, it is still your responsibility to ensure that the upload
makes it into testing even if you upload before that date.

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