Re: May one use ~rc1 within versions although older lintians are complaining?
Am Donnerstag, 22. März 2007 schrieb Manoj Srivastava:
> On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:37:16 +0100, Roman Müllenschläder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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 ;)
> [Bunch of irrelevant stuff snipped]
> > 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
> use 1.0.8~rc1-1.
Aha ... now we know ;)