On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 12:55:08AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > I'd hope that we will be able to upload dpkg-source v2 packages soon > after dpkg-source v2 goes into debian. There is no rule that says we > have to make source packages extractable (or buildable!) with older > versions of debian. It does have to be verifiable by dinstall (so the inevitable buggy uploads of dpkg/dpkg-sourcev2 can be stopped from wrecking half the archive), managable by the archive scripts (since it'll involve different files being around at different times), correctly handled by apt (apt-get source, apt-ftparchive when generating Sources.gz), buildable by all the buildds, checkable by lintian/linda, and so forth. These things aren't trivial. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do.''
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