Re: May one use ~rc1 within versions although older lintians are complaining?
On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:37:16 +0100, Roman Müllenschläder <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Am Mittwoch, 21. März 2007 schrieb Manoj Srivastava:
>> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:56:44 -0300, Margarita Manterola
>> email@example.com> said:
>> > On 3/13/07, Roman Müllenschläder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> I'm packaging for debian right now and wanted to now if I may
>> >> use a version number like: 1.0.8~rc1-1 ?
>> > If you use that number, the upstream version should be 1.0.8~rc1.
>> > Is that the upstream number? If you want to have release
>> > candidates of your _own_ package, you should do: 1.0.8-1~rc1
>> Hmm? Suppose upstream version is currently 1.07 released, and they
>> are planning on releasing 1.08 in the future. Now they are running
>> through 1.08 release candidates, and so we have 1.08 rc1, soon to
>> be followed by 1.08 rc2. The upstream version variables, used by
>> them, are all at 1.08 (not 1.08 '~'.
>> How do you propose the debian releases of the release candidates be
>> numbered? When upstream releases, upstream releases shall have
>> 1.08, 1.08.1 or 1.08-1, and so on.
> The upstream currently released is 188.8.131.52. Coming is 184.108.40.206
> followed by 1.0.9, if there isn't a 220.127.116.11 ;)
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> Was that your question?
If you read above, nothing to do with the example you are
quoting, which is a mere red herring. The distinction between the
cases is that in my example the upstream is releasing release
candidates, and not the Debian developer.
My contention is that if the Debian maintainer wants to ship
release candidates from upstream, then it is perfectly acceptable to
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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