Bug#556015: Clarify requirements for copyright file
Jakub Wilk <email@example.com> writes:
> * Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2010-07-04, 09:53:
>>+ The packages are the same version (both source and Debian
>>+ revision) with the possible exception of binary-only
>>+ rebuilds of one of the packages, since otherwise
>>+ the <file>changelog.Debian.gz</file> in one of the two
>>+ packages would not be the changelog for the latest version.
>>+ This requires the dependency on the other package be tightly
> I think this part needs a clarification, that is is not OK to link from an
> arch-dependent package to an arch:all one. See e.g. bug #524191.
Here's the question: should we say flat-out that both packages must either
be architecture-dependent or architecture-independent and then say that
the dependency must use (= <version>), or should we allow what I was
trying to allow above and then document, such as in a footnote, the
technique of depending on (>= <version>), (<< <version>+b99)? The latter,
as mentioned, may hide binNMU changelog entries.
I'm good either way and am leaning a bit towards the former, but that
would definitely make some packages in Debian buggy. (Although they're
arguably already buggy due to the behavior with changelog files.)
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>