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Re: Out PET documentation at https://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/changelog.html: Does IGNORE-VERSION really support Debian Revisions?

Hi Gregor,

gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:45:29 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > when looking up our IGNORE-VERSION documentation at
> > https://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/changelog.html#ignore_version I was
> > confused by the example which was "IGNORE-VERSION: 0.34-5". This looks
> > bogus to me: I have no idea why a specific package revision should be
> > ignored. As far as I remember we always used that to ignore upstream
> > releases.
> AFAIR we always used what's in the first line in d/changelog, which
> includes the Debian revision. A grep seems to confirm this memory [0].

Ah, but according to your examples, it was always a -1 revision except
for those very few examples:

> libauthen-tacacsplus-perl/debian/changelog:  IGNORE-VERSION: 0.24
> liblemonldap-ng-cli-perl/debian/changelog:  IGNORE-VERSION: 0.2
> libmultidimensional-perl/debian/changelog:  IGNORE-VERSION: 0.011
> libtest-dir-perl/debian/changelog:  IGNORE-VERSION: 1.014
> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianPerlGroup/OpenTasks/ChangelogHeaders

Thanks for digging that up. I remembered there was another source, but
couldn't remember where. I thought it was somewhere in the PET

> (older documentation, and referring to PET(1) or PET2 probably) says
> the same.

... and has the very same example...

> > Because I'm quite sure that the above mentioned example is a bug in
> > our documentation, I've fixed it:
> > https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-perl/website.git/diff/?id=24f0998
> I _think_ this commit is wrong.

It is. But the example having a -5 revision still seems wrong to me,

Will change it to a more realistic example with -1 soon.

> In my understanding PET can only ignore versions of the package it
> knows about/has access to and that's the full version with the Debian
> revision, taken from the newest changelog - Maybe Ansgar who wrote
> the code or someone who likes to read it can tell us.

I'll update it anyways according to your mail. If Ansgar posts more
details we can update it further.


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