Re: Standard to indicate repacking in version numbers?
Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I agree with that we should have a common pattern. But I would vote for
> a neutral extension not trying to describe the reasons for repackaging.
> Some kind of <name>_<version>.repack.tar.gz comes to mind. This makes
> clear that a changed upstream tarball is used. Those tarballs should
> feature a mandatory debian/README.repack which states clearly the
> reasons for the repackaging and debian/rules should have a mandatory
> get-orig-source target.
We went back and forth on this several times on debian-mentors and I think
everyone finally agreed that debian/copyright is the correct place to
explain any repackaging of the upstream source. Since debian/copyright is
the standard place to explain where the upstream source came from, it's
the logical place for that information to go. Please let's not add a new
documentation file that isn't automatically collected by the PTS,
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>