Re: Proposed MBF: Debian upstream version higher than watch file-reported upstream version
On Sunday 17 February 2008 17:22, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Sunday 17 February 2008 15:41, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> >> Please note that this situation often occurs when the maintainer didn't
> >> make the watch file strip some +VCSrevNNNNN that was added to the Debian
> >> Version.
> >> If nobody objects I'll start filling (in an automated way since there
> >> are no false positives) reports on the 307 source packages which report
> >> a Debian upstream version higher than Upstream version by the watch
> >> file.
> > I disagree. You list my package:
> > Scott Kitterman <email@example.com>
> > pysubnettree
> > The reason this package is in the state it's in is that upstream uploaded
> > a new version of the package without changing the released version number
> > so a
> > fake version number was needed. While suboptimal, there is no bug in the
> > watch file.
> If Debian's 0.11+1-1 is upstream's 0.11 why not just strip the '+1' using
> That's in my POV the bug.
I think rewriting watch files for one time events is a mistake. If this were
a permanent feature of the version numbering I would agree. I suppose the
easiest solution for me to not be bothered about this would be to remove the
watch file on the next upload.