Re: splitting a source package into 2 source packages
On Saturday 26 February 2005 02:45 am, sean finney wrote:
> i'm maintaining a source package that produces two binary packages.
> however, one of the packages is built from a seperately distributed (same
> author, same website, but different tarball and versioning scheme)
> so i'm thinking these two packages should be generated from their own
> respective tarballs (and i'm not sure why they weren't in the first
> place). however, one thing that's not clear to me is whether or not the
> new second source package will have to make it through the NEW queue.
> if it does, this is a problem given that NEW seems to be stalled and the
> previous version of the package will be totally broken when the other
> is updated.
> comments would be appreciated... thanks.
I seem to recall hearing that NEW processing is based solely on binary
packages, so that the new source package would not need to go through NEW
if it creates a binary package that is already in the archive.
I couldn't find anything about this through google, though, so it may be
best to upload to experimental first and see if your new packages go right
in or not.