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Re: Bug#53054: pygresql: change version number to reflect correct upstream version

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"Juergen A. Erhard" wrote:
  >Package: python-pygresql
  >Version: 6.5.3-4
  >Severity: normal
  >The upstream version of the pygresql package is 2.4, but the upstream
  >version number on this .deb is 6.5.3.  This is wrong.
  >Yes, it's just in the packaging manual... yes, that is not policy... *yet*
  >(and looking at policy and the packaging-manual, I think a lot of the latter
  >should actually be in the former).
  >*Please* change this.  (Oops, you'll need an epoch... too bad).
It has this number because it comes from the upstream PostgreSQL release; it
is a binary package from the postgresql source.  The upstream PostgreSQL
maintainers have included it, as they have pgaccess and the odbc code.

It would be equally confusing, therefore, for it not to share the PostgreSQL
release number.  

If I had packaged the PyGreSQL source independently of PostgreSQL, I would
agree with you.  

I don't think it is possible to do what you want except by eliminating this
package from PostgreSQL and packaging it separately.

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