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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_testversion - ensure that the correct version of debhelper is

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_testversion [debhelper options] [operator] [version]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

       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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

3rd Berkeley Distribution	  2002-01-05		     DH_TESTVERSION(1)
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