diff --git a/debian/compat b/debian/compat
deleted file mode 100644
index b4de394..0000000
--- a/debian/compat
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1 +0,0 @@
-11
diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
index 764bd58..31c21f1 100644
--- a/debian/control
+++ b/debian/control
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Source: logwatch
 Section: admin
 Priority: optional
 Maintainer: Willi Mann <willi@debian.org>
-Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 11.0.0~)
+Build-Depends: debhelper-compat (= 12)
 Standards-Version: 4.5.0
 Homepage: https://sourceforge.net/projects/logwatch/
 Vcs-Browser: https://salsa.debian.org/debian/logwatch
@@ -23,4 +23,3 @@ Description: log analyser with nice output written in Perl
  Logwatch generally ignores the time component in the output, that means,
  you will know that the reported event was logged in the requested range of
  time, but you will have to go to the raw log files to get the exact details.
-
diff --git a/debian/rules b/debian/rules
index 889e4fc..5a1eb16 100755
--- a/debian/rules
+++ b/debian/rules
@@ -68,4 +68,3 @@ override_dh_install:
 
 override_dh_installcron:
 	dh_installcron --name=00logwatch
-