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Re: Maintaing an aptable archive with a potato - woody mixture

On 02-Nov-2000 Marc Haber wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Oct 2000 10:11:10 -0800 (PST), "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry"
> <shaleh@valinux.com> wrote:
>>As for taking woody packages and placing them in potato, the usual numbering
>>scheme is:
>>is foo_1.2-3.deb is from woody it becomes foo_1.2-0potato3.deb.
> I tried some of that stuff today and found out that starting the
> company debian releases at 0 doesn't work very well. First, the
> package manual says that the debian revision starts at 1, not at 0.
> Second, starting at 0 breaks the comparability. An example:

the usual use of this versioning is back porting from unstable to stable.  So
stable has foo 1.1, unstable has foo 1.2.  If the same version exists in both,
then yes, you have to ensure the first number is bigger than what is already
there.  Part of the idea here is that if the user updates, the backported
package won't always be larger than versions in later releases.

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