Re: tarball signatures in source packages and jessie
Julien Cristau writes ("tarball signatures in source packages and jessie"):
> Hi Guillem,
> dpkg-source in sid now picks up orig.tar.gz.asc files and lists them in
> the source package. Unfortunately dpkg-source in jessie then explodes
> on such source packages because it doesn't know what to do with them.
> Arguably that would have called for a minor version bump, but in the
> interest of allowing these files in the archive, would it make sense to
> to jessie's dpkg?
Backward-incompatible changes to the Debian source package format
should not be permitted without at least a whole stable release's
Otherwise people running jessie without jessie-updates (eg, only
jessie-security) won't be able to unpack various things in stretch!