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Re: PRE Version numbers



On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 01:04:22AM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > (Come on!  I thought it was always obvious that one just doesn't release
> > different files with the same name and version.)
> 
> Well, I uploaded more than once a broken orig file (repackaged and changed
> content because of left over and not cleaned config stuff). I learned to
> check this but i would be realy troubled if i have to bother a archive
> maintainer each time i want to fix this.

No, this is correct.  Some licenses require that we make source available
long after the binaries disappear, including the GPL.  We haven't been
doing that, and one of the advantages of pools is that we can now.

Something done to make pre-versions easier isn't going to fix that problem
either.  Something with a bad orig.tar.gz shouldn't get uploaded, if it
does you'll have to figure out what to do for that package and that one
alone.

-- 
Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>                Free software developer

I stopped a long time ago to try to find anything in the bug list of dpkg.
We should run for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
        -- Stephane Bortzmeyer

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