Re: Debian-specific packages
On Sun, Feb 27, 2000 at 07:10:09PM -0800, Seth R Arnold wrote:
> * Michael Pearson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [000227 19:03]:
> Hello there. You would not be alone if you were to not use the x.x.x-x
> notation; apt, dpkg, and alien all forgo the -x bit. I don't know for
> sure that I would recommend it -- I think I have read somewhere that
> missing the debian change number implies it is a debian-specific tool.
That's one of the things I was worried about. Does anybody else have any
comments on this?
> More so than just the implications, however, is convenience. If you
> every make a mistake to the postinst or preinst or other debian specific
> packaging aids, you will have to bump the version number on what you
> release as well when you fix the problem, even if the problem existed
> only in the debian package.
The problem is that seeing as the debian package comes straight from the
original source tree, any modifications to the debian specific files means
a modification of the source tree. Therefore, I feel it more appropriate to
increase the version number of the whole source, not just the debian package.
> So, you can do it, and I don't think anyone will be upset at you, nor do
> I think anything will break; but it might be more work on yourself.
I'm wondering: is there anything in policy about this? Can't seem to find
anything, however I may have missed it.
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