Re: For those who care about their packages in Ubuntu
Reinhard Tartler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 1/18/06, Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> wrote:
>> > As pointed out several times, the source package in the ubuntu archive
>> > is NOT different to the source package in the debian archive. The
>> > binary package have been rebuilt in an different environment, which
>> > can caus different dependencies on the resulting binary package.
>> Yes, this is the definition of a no changes rebuild-only upload.
>> What I asked was precisely that such upload should be versionned
>> nevertheless. Debian version binNMU even while there is no source
> Oh. There might be a misunderstanding: No binary package is taken from
> debian, only source packages. This means that EVERY package is being
> rebuilt in ubuntu on buildds, including arch: all packages. The output
> of apt-cache shows the field 'Origin' to indicate that this is not a
> package built on debian systems.
> If I understand your proposal correctly, you propose to introduce
> binNMU like versioning on ALL nondiverged packages (again, the source
> package is identical!). This seem not feasible because of practical
What exactly are these practical problems? I don't see how Ubuntu had
no problem solving the problem of rebuilding *all* Debian packages, but
can't automate making some simple changes to the package before the
Captain Logic is not steering this tugboat.