On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:33:22 am Ben Finney wrote: > Felipe Sateler <email@example.com> writes: > > Ben Finney wrote: > > > Felipe Sateler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > >> I believe packages with updates to stable debian releases are > > >> versioned <version>-<revision>+lenny1 or something like that. > > >> > > >> BTW, I know this is not a hard requirement, but it is to easily > > >> detect stable updates. > > > > > > Okay. Given that the release team has approved a specific set of > > > changes that includes the package release version string, would I > > > need to seek approval again when changing that string? > > > > I'm not sure, but I would think not. After all, the change is > > irrelevant to the software functionality. > > Well, I don't know exactly what needs to be done here. > > The examination of this updated release for stable was discussed on > ‘debian-release’ and this issue didn't arise at all; I can only assume > the chosen version string was not worth commenting on in that > discussion. > > I don't want to change the version string based on a guess. I can't find > any mention of the convention you're describing in the Developer's > Reference or the Policy; what should I read to know what you're > referring to? It really doesn't matter. The only thing is you shouldn't have a version number that is higher than the one in the next release. Most of the people in the sec team prefer a version number that has the codename in the version, mainly to make it plain that this is a special update for this release. This was also adopted by the release team in the past, but as said it is not a requirement. Cheers Steffen
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