Quoting Jonas Smedegaard (2017-07-05 17:46:19) > Quoting Johannes Schauer (2017-07-05 17:15:46) > > Standards-Version 3.9.8 is outdated. npm2deb should generate version > > 4.0.0 instead. > Just to avoid misunderstanding: Standards-Version should *only* be changed as > a *result* of verifying that said the package comply with said version of > Debian Policy. > > > > The current recommended compat level for debhelper is 10. npm2deb > > should use that one instead of compat level 9. > Please bump debhelper compatibility level only when really needed, to help > ease backportability (to _any_ environment, not only backport.debian.org).
Maybe I misunderstand but this bug report is not about "changing" or "bumping" anything. Since npm2deb creates the *initial* Debian packaging, the situation where we start with a lower Standards-Version and then have to verify changes before we can "bump" the Standards-Version doesn't arise. Furthermore, I'd argue that any tool which auto-generates Debian packaging data should use the current and/or recommended packaging practices. According to the debhelper man page, compatibility level 10 is the "recommended mode of operation". Thanks! cheers, josch