On Thursday 28 January 2010 17:03:33 Mats Erik Andersson wrote: > torsdag den 28 januari 2010 klockan 16:42 skrev Richard Laager detta: > > On Thu, 2010-01-28 at 23:04 +0100, Mats Erik Andersson wrote: > > > Abondoning the tarball-in-tarball form of the > > > orig.tar-file would change the upstream tarball that comes with the > > > repackaged debian source, without changes to the upstream version > > > > IANADD (and I don't know what you're packaging), but I've always thought > > that epochs were supposed to be avoided unless absolutely necessary. > > Could you just get this change ready and wait to upload until the next > > upstream release? > > The last upstream release was made June 2004. Just an extraordinary > slim chance that a new release will take place in anything but a > midway distant future. I have presently five small patches and there > will be at least two more. Perhaps I can get upstream interested again. If the upstream version is currently 1.2.3, and debian version is something like 1.2.3-4, how about releasing Debian version 1.2.4~repacked~1.2.3-1 with a new "upstream" tarball with version 1.2.4~repacked~1.2.3. You avoid using an epoch and can continue waiting on a real 1.2.4 from upstream. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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