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-- Your Name
New debhelper compat 10 ready for testing
As of debhelper/9.20160403, the new compat level 10 is now ready for widespread public testing. A few highlights:
- The dh command will no longer use log files to track which commands have been run. The dh command *still* keeps track of whether it already ran the "build" sequence and skip it if it did.
- The autoreconf sequence is now enabled by default. Please pass --without autoreconf to dh if this is not desirable for a given package
- The dh_installinit command now defaults to --restart-after-upgrade. For packages needing the previous behaviour, please use --no-restart-after-upgrade.
Please review the full list in "man 7 debhelper" or https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/04/msg00018.html
-- Niels Thykier