Re: native NMUs
On Tuesday 14 August 2007 4:44:52 pm Joey Hess wrote:
> Many native packages are not Debian-specifc software, but instead
> debian-originated software (examples: dpkg, apt). Other unrelated distros
> might choose to use native Debian software. Just because it's
> debian-originated software, doesn't mean that the project as a whole is
I should add that most of the software I write is uploaded to Debian as a
native package, even though it is not really "Debian-originated" in the
sense of dpkg or apt. Examples are OfflineIMAP, hpodder, missingh, etc.
There are a few reasons for this. One is that I keep the debian/ directory
in my darcs or Mercurial development tree directly. Debian bugs get treated
the same as "upstream" bugs with a version number increment in
debian/changelog, though I usually don't upload new tarballs to my
own "upstream" site (if any) if they only fix Debian packaging bugs. So
there is really no point in adding a -1 to the end and creating a 0-byte
I like your idea and think it would work well in this sort of situation too.