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Re: Bug#737634: dpkg: is_native version checks in dpkg 3.0 Native

Le Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 09:08:04PM +0100, Guillem Jover a écrit :
> Sorry, I should have added here my usual note about being open to
> reconsideration *if* convincing arguments are put forward. But I
> was pretty much unimpressed with the way this had been brought up.
> Way more so now with the threats of TC force, but I guess that's
> the new Debian-way…

Hi Guillem,

I would like you to consider that, what you would feel if the TC would push a
decision on you, we feel it when you push your decision on us.

Clearly, when my work was first interrupted by dpkg-dev after upgrading it, and
when I realised through the changelog and the bug log that it was an
unconcerted top-down decision, my feeling was that the contribution that I was
making was not as welcome as I thought, and that I should find a better way to
spend my time.

> For example, what does ikiwiki (a native package with a native
> version) has to do with anything?

The Ikiwiki package, which uses a native version number for a clearly
non-native work in the sense of Policy's section 3.2.1 ("packages which have
been written especially for Debian"), shows how inconsistent is the concept of
a "native" package.  It shows that there is no problem with the version number
indicating one thing and the source format indicating another one.  So please
revert your change, which solves no practical problems.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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