[Tts-project] [DH] Planning to remove deprecated commands and compat levels in debhelper
elbrus at debian.org
Tue Nov 3 08:36:09 UTC 2015
As part of my QA and accessibility activities I am now contacting you
regarding the e-mail below that Niels sent to debian-devel about
deprecation of debhelper levels. You must have seen via bug reports that
quite a lot of the bugs mentioned in the bottom of that e-mail are
targeting your packages. As these packages are festvox voices, which I
consider important for accessibility and which haven't seen any update
in years, I offer you my help to bring them up current packaging
standards. Because I consider the matter urgent (the packages will FTBFS
once the new debhelper pacakge hits the archive), I will start to
prepare NMU's to share with you. Please let me know if you rather handle
Please consider if these packages are not better of being team
maintained by either the accessibility team or the TTS team (CC-ed). Not
because they have lots of bugs, but because it will be on the radar of
On 02-11-15 22:24, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Niels Thykier:
>> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
>> I am planning to remove the following features/commands in debhelper in
>> the near future:
>> * compat level 1,2 and 3.
>> All of the listed commands do nothing except a deprecation warning.
>> Please see "BACKGROUND AND NUMBERS" for more information. You may also
>> want to have a look at "FUTURE REMOVALS".
> I have committed the relevant changes to the debhelper repository to
> remove support for compat 1+2.
> * I expect the next debhelper release to be less than 2 weeks away
> Updates on the bugs:
> * A total of 12 packages using compat 1+2 has been fixed/removed out
> of 64.
> - 59 unconditional, plus 5 uses of "DH_COMPAT=2 dh_foo"
> * 10 packages (out of 73) no longer uses compat 3 (or got removed)
> If your packages are using deprecated debhelper features, please
> consider updating them soon (notably if they are relying on compat 1 or 2).
> List of bugs:
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