Re: dpkg-dev 1.10.11 incompatible changes.
Adam Heath <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> I can do that (but not before friday), but as it is very simple and
>> short I'll repeat it here: Take an extracted package (I used
>> volume.app), append ~ to the version-number in debian/changelog
>> and run "dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -sd -rfakeroot -S". The resulting
>> source-package cannot be unpacked with woody's dpkg-source.
> Well, duh. You can't do that.
I could. dpkg-buildpackage did it without any error.
Did you intend to say "You may not?". That is fair enough if it
documented, i.e. there is a list in /usr/share/doc/dpkg/DO_NOT:
* Though shalt not use '~' version numbers until sarge is released
* Though shalt not use comments in debian/control, until ...
I know that these things are already implicitely verboten, because
policy does not allow them, but if dpkg-* supports them and additional
warning is helpful.
> You won't be able to do that until dpkg-source that supports it is
> in stable.
I am very happy we agree that it is no acceptable to have
source-packages in unstable that cannot be handled by the tools
> This is standard feature rollout for debian.
Sane measures. :-)
> In fact, if you tried to upload such a package, dinstall would
> probably reject it (I remember asking for such a filter).
Evidently I completely failed to make myself clear, this was exactly
the the thing I was asking about in the first place.
| Are there some protections in katie (or whatever does it) to reject
| uploads using these features until we have a dpkg-dev in stable
| (i.e. after sarge's release) that can cope with it?"
I cannot come up with anything better.
It really must be very tiresome for you native speakers, trying to
communicate with us who write incomprehensible mails in inferior
cu and- doubting that katie/jennifer/whatever will reject
uploads with comments in debian/control -reas