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Re: NMU versioning (was: DEP1: Clarifying policies and workflows for Non Maintainer Uploads)

* Raphael Hertzog [Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:16:34 +0200]:

> (reply-to set to debian-devel only)

> On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, James Vega wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 09:42:59PM +0200, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> > > This DEP is available on the Debian Wiki[1].

> > "The version must be the version of the last upload, plus +nmuX, where X is a
> > counter starting at 1."

> > The above was added to the DEP to "match dch" but dch only uses that format
> > for native NMUs as per the earlier discussion on -devel[0].  Is this an
> > intended change to usk +nmuX for all NMUs or should the wording be updated to
> > reflect current behavior?

> I want a consistent versioning scheme, thus +nmuX for both native and
> non-natives packages. 

I'd be very unhappy about that. For one, I think using such suffix in a
field that forms part of users' everyday's life is, uhm, inappropriate
or disruptive. What do they care if the version is a NMU or not?

FWIW, I would've objected for native packages if I had read the thread
at the time.


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Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
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