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Re: preventing update of a custom package

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 03:35:58PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 01:26:52PM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 11:51:44AM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > 
> > > If I'm not mistaken, that scheme is reserved for use by binary-only NMUs
> > > (simple recompiles) for porting efforts.  So while it is unlikely to clash,
> > > it is not by any means guaranteed.
> > 
> > *scratches head*
> > 
> > Am I mistaken, then, in my reading of policy and the developer's reference
> > that indicate one *should not* change the version, changelog, or anything
> > else when doing a binary-only porting NMU?
> Can you be more specific about the sections that you are referring to?  I
> don't think that policy mentions NMUs at all.  Here is the relevant section
> from the Developer's Reference:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-porting.en.html#s-recompile-nmu-versioning
> If there is another section which contradicts this one, that should be
> clarified.

Mr. Findlay's message holds the answer (chapter and verse, even). Chalk it
up to "I was mistaken" (largely because I hadn't had to deal with an NMU
for library relinking, as opposed to just playing human autobuilder).
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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