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* Jan Hauke Rahm (jhr@debian.org) [110502 18:34]:
> On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 06:34:02PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Raphael Hertzog (hertzog@debian.org) [110501 18:23]:
> > > - APT entry to add (i.e. URL of the PPA so that the buildd can fetch
> > >   build-dependencies not satisfiable in the target suite)
> > 
> > Why not just use one location - shouldn't be an issue unless you plan
> > to have the same packages and version numbers in multiple PPAs. And
> > that's something I recommend not to do.
> I guess I'm misunderstanding you here, so please help me out. If a
> package is being worked on in different PPAs regarding different
> problems (thinking of serializing transitions for instanced but many
> other examples apply), how can they share the same version number
> without conflicting?

Well, the combination of version number and package name needs to be
globally unique. Otherwise, consider what would happen if someone
reports a bug against a package/version, and we can't see which one it

That doesn't mean two packages have the same version number - in
contrast, they don't. But as you usually can't coinstall different
versions of e.g. the same library, that's all fair.


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