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Re: binary NMUs and version numbers

* Scott James Remnant (scott@netsplit.com) [041128 13:35]:
> The problem is the definition of "enough time"; I have enough time to
> upload dpkg with the change to add the new symbol to the comparison
> routine.
> Does mdz have enough time to do the same for APT?

Well, I'm not mdz, but he should have, or, in worst, we could NMU. As
this change would be not too intrusive, it could be done even quite late
in the release process.

> What about all of the other various tools that parse deb filenames,
> compare versions, etc.  Do we have enough time to track all of those
> down and update them too?

Yes, I'm quite optimistic about that.

> I'm somewhat optimistic that sarge will enter full-freeze RSN (there's a
> BSP this weekend) and release in January.

Oh yes, I'm sitting at the Frankfurt BSP right now. :)

> I don't think that's enough time.

Well, I disagree - but, neither of us two have definite proof. It might
perhaps be good if somebody else gives his opinion.

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