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Re: version number when packaging a new upstream release

On 2016-10-03 12:33:24, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 06:29:28PM +0200, Hugo Lefeuvre wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've packaged the 0.8.18 release of libav for wheezy-security. The
>> version number was previously 6:0.8.17-2+deb7u2. Could anybody confirm
>> me that the new version number should be 6:0.8.18-1+deb7u1 ?
> 6:0.8.18-1+deb7u1 would be considered higher than 6:0.8.18-1, the correct
> version number to use would be 6:0.8.18-0+deb7u1.

I was wondering what version number to use as well, because 6:0.8.18-1
is not published anywhere in Debian, so I would consider just uploading
it as such (6:0.8.18-1 without any suffix).

If you want a lower version number, the standard way is the ~ symbol, as
with backports, so 6:0.8.18-1~deb7u1, but I don't know if that's really
necessary either.

I would say that -0+deb7u1 is a little unusual.

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