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Re: how do deal with versionless mercurial software ?

On 2013-10-04 13:40:29 +0200, Dominik George wrote:
> My argument for keeping the VCS hash is to ease identifying the code
> in the package.

Does it need to be in the version string?
Why not somewhere else?

The goal of the Version field in Debian packages is to identify
and sort several versions of Debian packages, and also give
human-understandable version information (a hash doesn't), not
to identify some specific upstream code.

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