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NAME         top

       debhelper-obsolete-compat - List of no longer supported compat
       levels

SYNOPSIS         top

       This document contains the upgrade guidelines from all compat
       levels which are no longer supported.  Accordingly it is mostly
       for historical purposes and to assist people upgrading from a
       non-supported compat level to a supported level.

       For upgrades from supported compat levels, please see
       debhelper(7).

UPGRADE LIST FOR COMPAT LEVELS         top

       The following is the list of now obsolete compat levels and their
       changes.

       v1  This is the original debhelper compatibility level, and so it
           is the default one. In this mode, debhelper will use
           debian/tmp as the package tree directory for the first binary
           package listed in the control file, while using
           debian/package for all other packages listed in the control
           file.

           This mode is deprecated.

       v2  In this mode, debhelper will consistently use debian/package
           as the package tree directory for every package that is
           built.

           This mode is deprecated.

       v3  This mode works like v2, with the following additions:

           -       Debhelper config files support globbing via * and ?,
                   when appropriate. To turn this off and use those
                   characters raw, just prefix with a backslash.

           -       dh_makeshlibs makes the postinst and postrm scripts
                   call ldconfig.

           -       Every file in etc/ is automatically flagged as a
                   conffile by dh_installdeb.

           This mode is deprecated.

       v4  Changes from v3 are:

           -       dh_makeshlibs -V will not include the Debian part of
                   the version number in the generated dependency line
                   in the shlibs file.

           -       You are encouraged to put the new ${misc:Depends}
                   into debian/control to supplement the
                   ${shlibs:Depends} field.

           -       dh_fixperms will make all files in bin/ directories
                   and in etc/init.d executable.

           -       dh_link will correct existing links to conform with
                   policy.

           This mode is deprecated.

       v5  This is the lowest supported compatibility level.

           Changes from v4 are:

           -       Comments are ignored in debhelper config files.

           -       dh_strip --dbg-package now specifies the name of a
                   package to put debugging symbols in, not the packages
                   to take the symbols from.

           -       dh_installdocs skips installing empty files.

           -       dh_install errors out if wildcards expand to nothing.

SEE ALSO         top

       debhelper(7)

AUTHORS         top

       Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>

       Joey Hess

COLOPHON         top

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