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Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package

Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es> writes:
> * Russ Allbery [Wed, 26 Dec 2007 11:35:53 -0800]:

>> I also considered making several of the packages that I maintain
>> native, since I keep the debian directory in the upstream VCS, but
>> decided against it becaues of this, and also because Debian also often
>> needs new releases that are meaningless for people outside of Debian.

> I do the same, release as non-native. However, I do not think we should
> mandate that everybody does the same, as other people may have different
> views on what workflow works best for them. And it's not, after all,
> such a big deal.

I guess the only way it could be seriously confusing is that we've had
some long-standing confusion over the correct version number for an NMU of
a Debian-native package.  Provided that NMUs of Debian-native packages
append -0.1 to the version string, it should be fine; otherwise, we end up
with a version in Debian that looks like the same versioning string that's
used for the non-Debian release but isn't.

NMUs of Debian-native packages with no existence outside of Debian don't
have this problem since there's no other versioned release to be
inconsistent with.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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