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Re: Why Katie thinks it's an NMU?

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:38:54AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> Err, why should katie do that based on the version number? That's very
> unlikely, katie can simply see whether the .changes file contains a
> source too, even more, katie doesn't care about buildd's, (iirc)
> quinn-diff does, and because of the nature of the upload (no new source
> attached), everything goes magically alright because there _is_ nothing
> to rebuild?
> Version numbering w.r.t. (Binary/Source) NMU's is a convention thing,
> mandated by policy. The archive scripts do not care other than for
> version ordering.

They do care a little bit, actually. There's a check for every
binary-only upload whether there's corresponding source in the archive.
For binary-only NMUs as opposed to normal porting uploads, they need to
know how to fiddle the version number to look for the source, so -1.0.1
becomes -1 and -1.1.1 becomes -1.1.

Beyond that, I don't believe they care.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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