Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)
Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:57:51PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > I don't agree. This isn't even the case within Debian. Binary-only NMUs
>> > don't modify the source package, even though the binaries are recompiled.
>> They obviously do. The version is bumped and a new changelog entry is
> Yes. And then the source used to build that binNMU is thrown away. It's
> a *binary* NMU, you don't see a sourceful upload with that.
And yet the version number is changed, and the recorded changelog is
altered too (which does land in the binary package as a rule). So
this is the point: these are crucial things that allow tracking of
different binary version of the same source, and it is these things
which we would like to see.