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Re: For those who care about their packages in Ubuntu

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 11:04, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On 1/18/06, Mike Bird <mgb-debian@yosemite.net> wrote:
> > What please is the difference between a buildX package and all the
> > other packages that were rebuilt without the buildX annotation?
> It is quite similar to what debian calls a binary NMU, but developers
> do not need wanna-build access to that. Instead, they upload a new
> .dsc and .diff.gz, which gets accepted by katie as new package upload.
> These kind of uploads are necessary during transitions, e.g. when a
> package has been built against an older library but needs to be
> rebuilt with an newer one.

Not sure what your first "It" refers to.  When there's a library
transition, does the package get a new version in Ubuntu like it
would in Debian?  If yes, why do some Ubuntu packages have the
same version as Debian when Ubuntu is using different libraries
than Debian?

--Mike Bird

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