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Re: how do deal with versionless mercurial software ?


On 04/10/13 13:50, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> 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.

For Mercurial VCS, date can be used as kind of hash: see the
``orig.tar from mercurial checkout'' section in



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