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Re: binary NMUs and version numbers

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:

> * Scott James Remnant (scott@netsplit.com) [041126 07:10]:
>> Maybe we should look at why this is needed?  binary-all packages
>> depending on a binary-any package from the same source with
>> Depends: (= ${Source-Version})
>> Is there any way we can eliminate the need to do *that*?

We can't eliminate the need for this. -dev packages have to depend on
the exact version of their lib package. With multiarch coming up this
will be far more commonly needed than now.

> You could add something like "Depends: ( ~ ${Source-Version})", which
> means "this package or a rebuilt of it". (Not that I'm claiming that
> this is a good idea.)
> Cheers,
> Andi


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