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Re: making more packages binary NMU safe

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:53:04PM -0600, Adam M. wrote:
> Ken Bloom wrote:
> > I noticed that glabels is broken on i386 because it's not binary NMU
> > safe, and someone did a binary NMU.

> > After poking around a bit, I found
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2005/11/msg00000.html, which
> > discussed a possible solution to this problem. Since then, we have
> > changed the version number format for binary NMUs, so I wanted to submit
> > a patch (based on the one mentioned previously) to allow the creation
> > more binNMU safe packages.

> Instead of doing blind substitutions like it is done currently, it is
> possible to separate Arch:all from Arch:any|other|whatever in the
> substitution script such that,

> Source-Version => bin NMU version for binaries that are build
> Source-Version => 'original' version for Arch:all binaries

Which would mean the value of the ${Source-Version} substitution would have
to change based on which *package name* preceded it in the control file --
horrible, horrible kludge!  No, the correct solution is to introduce two new
variables and deprecate the old one, instead of further re-defining
"Source-Version" in ways that have even less to do with the source version.

And why is this on -devel instead of on -dpkg, anyway?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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