dh_testversion − ensure that the correct version of debhelper is installed (deprecated)
dh_testversion [debhelperoptions] [operator] [version]
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.
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
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>