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Re: libpsm +ds version

On 2018-07-24 19:51, Brian Smith wrote:
> The upstream tarball for libpsm2 is repacked to exclude debian/*. It
> is my understanding that the package's upstream version needs to> include a +ds indicator, such as:

other commonly used suffixes are +repack or +dfsg (for removal of
non-dfsg bits), optionally followed by a number (if you repack the same
tarball repeatedly). I'd prefer a ~suffix instead of +suffix, since it
sorts slightly before (and not after) the pristine upstream version
(i.e. "upgrading" to pristine upstream is still possible).

> libpsm2-10.3.58+ds.1-1
> Any thoughts? I would add this at the next refresh of libpsm2. I
> expect upstream to release a new version within a few months.

Repacking to *only* remove debian/* should not be neccessary with a
format 3.0 (quilt) package.

>From dpkg-source(1):

Format: 3.0 (quilt)
       [...] The debian tarball is extracted on top of the source
directory after prior removal of any pre-existing debian directory. [...]

And git-buildpackage should handle this properly as well.

So don't repack unless you have a good reason for it.


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