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Re: Version numbering for security uploads of native packages

Le Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:10:13PM +0100, Bas Wijnen a écrit :
> This could also lead to a problem in very rare cases: If a program has
> the same version in stable and testing, and gets a security update, then
> they both get a similar version.  For the example, say 1.2-5.1+sarge1 in
> stable and 1.2-5.1+etch1 in testing.  Now the version in testing is
> lower than that in stable, because "etch" << "sarge" (which is why I
> didn't use current names, since "lenny" is, by chance, >> "etch").

Hi all,

then replacing, "sarge", "etch" and "lenny" by "debian3.1", "debian4.0"
and "debian5.0" would solve the problem permanently :)

By the way, is it necessary that the NMUs would not simply increase the
version number just as regular maintainer uplads would, given that it
can simply be detected otherwise ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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