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Re: Version numbering for security uploads of native packages

On Sun, 16 Mar 2008, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Sunday 16 March 2008 00:52, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > We're aware that the Developers Reference specifies that the latter
> > format should be used, but it is problematic as -0.1 sorts before +b1
> > and, as such, the NMU will not supersede any previous binNMUs of the
> > same package version.
> >
> > Whilst looking at this change, the question arose of what format
> > security uploads of native packages should use, both in general and
> > specifically when debchange's --security option is used.
> There may not be a good solution since MU's, NMU's and security uploads can 
> currently be interleaved in any particular order, so it seems hard to make a 
> scheme that would work reliably.

It's possible, you just have to put the increment number before the
"type" of upload:
- +c0.nmu (non maintainer upload)
- +c1.sec (security upload)
- +c2.su (stable update)

Unfortunately "+0.nmu" sorts before "+b1" so I had to put "+c0.nmu" so
that binnmu sort lower. And "c" could mean "change" or "external change".

Raphaël Hertzog

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