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Re: What to do with old bugs and package versions?

On Sun, Jul 26, 1998 at 02:07:37PM +0200, Stig Sandbeck Mathisen wrote:
> * The old "wnorwegian" package has a number of bugs.  I should perhaps close
>   these.

As soon as the version that fixes the bugs is installed on the ftp site, you
are free to close the bugs.
> * What about the version number of the norwegian, inorwegian and wnorwegian
>   packages? What should be done about them?  Should I just start anew with
>   veresion 1.0-1, or should I continue with whatever version number from the
>   old packages?  These are based upon a new source, and does not keep anything
>   from the old package othere than the name.

At each new upstream version number you start with "-1" as the Debian
release number. If the old upstream version number was 0.9 for example, and
your last upload was 0.9-5, you have the following:

1.0-1   <- New upstream release, we begin with -1.


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