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Re: Is there some guideline saying that native packages should be avoided?

Il giorno mer, 01/03/2006 alle 09.54 +0200, Panu Kalliokoski ha scritto:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 08:57:07PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > > I would like to ask whether there really is such a guideline, and if so,
> > > which are the technical / political reasons that lead to it.
> > a) If there is a bug in the packaging, it can be fixed without uploading
> > a new upstream source tarball. Assuming upstream version is 1.2, the
> > first Debian version would be 1.2-1, and the fixed one would be 1.2-2.
> > The .orig.tar.gz file would be the same for 1.2-1 and 1.2-2.
> What benefit does this have in addition to bandwidth savings?

That your fellow DD can make an NMU without bumping the upstream version
number (or, even worse, using epochs.)


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