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Re: making more packages binary NMU safe

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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?

No idea. But while at it, why don't we provide Upstream-Version as well?
(that's the version string minus any -[^-]*$ (extended regexp notation).
That will give us a full suite of substitution vars for this stuff, and
debian/rules scripts will not need to provide their own implementations of

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