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NAME

dh_testversion − ensure that the correct version of debhelper is installed

SYNOPSIS

dh_testversion [debhelper options] [operator] [version]

DESCRIPTION

Note: This program is deprecated. You should use build dependencies instead.

dh_testversion compares the version of debhelper against the version you specify, and if the condition is not met, exits with an error message.

You can use this in your debian/rules files if a new debhelper feature is introduced, and your package requires that feature to build correctly. Use debhelper’s changelog to figure out the version you need.

Be sure not to overuse dh_testversion. If debhelper version 9.5 introduces a new dh_autofixbugs command, and your package uses it, then if someone tries to build it with debhelper 1.0, the build will fail anyway when dh_autofixbugs cannot be found, so there is no need for you to use dh_testversion.

OPTIONS

operator

Optional comparison operator used in comparing the versions. If not specified, ">=" is used. For descriptions of the comparison operators, see dpkg −−help.

version

Version number to compare against the current version of debhelper. If not specified, dh_testversion does nothing.

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh [AT] debian.org>

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