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Re: NMU versioning

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:16:28PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > FWIW, I think NMUing a package shouldn't end up with a sourceful upload
> > but should instead have a .diff.gz, whether it's a native package or not.
> 100% agreed. (Assuming you mean a NMU should never, ever, create a new
> tarball, particularly applying to native packages.)

For non-native packages, however, wouldn't it make sense to package a
new upstream release as NMU if it fixes a set of RC bugs, say, rather
than backporting the fixes (a tad) clumsily? (I may be missing
something in what you were intending to say, so I apologise for that.)


Kumar Appaiah,
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036

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