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Re: Why Katie thinks it's an NMU?

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 03:54:49PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:38:54AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > 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.

In a .dsc, there is a 'Source:' entry (only if source pkg != bin pkg,
and/or source versionnr != bin versionnr), which points to the source.
So no need to fiddle with the version number, which would be really


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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