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Re: libpsm +ds version

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM, Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org> wrote:
> 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)
> [...]
>        Extracting
>        [...] 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.
> Andreas

Thanks for the heads up. Does PackagingWithGit need to be updated? The
example gbp.conf filters debian/* in the import-orig section.


Brian T. Smith
System Fabric Works
Senior Technical Staff

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