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Re: Packaging of mailinglist archives

Jan Kesten <debian-lists@the-hidden-realm.de> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> 0.1 would normaly mean it is an experimental version before the first
>> release. 1.0 would be the first real release with that scheme. Some
> I think I'll use this scheme then, right now everything is very
> experimental and far from complete :-) And while creating them like
> these I can get more familar with versioning packages.
>> mkdir debian-user-german-200202-1
>> cp mbox debian-user-german-200202-1
>> tar -czf debian-user-german-200202_1_orig.tar.gz debian-user-german-200202-1
> Hmm, but then it would be a non native package? If I get this right that
> would mean that debian-user-german-200202-1 is a upstream version 1 and
> and debian-user-german-200202_1_orig.tar.gz is the original version
> gziped. Then creating debian-user-german-200202-1-1 for packaging is the
> first debian version of this package and building a package for first
> time will include anything and after that only the diffs.
> But the package will have two version numbers in this case - one unused
> upstream and the real debian-version.

yes. The upstream version would never change since the mbox itself
never changes unles you plan some major editing.

Keep playing around with it. It is easy to convert the package from
native to non native and back at any time prior to an upload.

>> Try to get hold of lists.debian.orgs scripts for comparison.
> I'll have a look :-)
> Cheers,
> Jan


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