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RE: New field proposed, UUID

On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Reimer, Fred wrote:

> THEORETICALLY, if a user downloads the source and does a simple compile they
> SHOULD get the same binaries produced as the developer did.  This assumes
> that they are using the standard compiler and libraries in the particular

This is a common assumption and is wrong. The most popular use of apt-get
source -b has been to make stable compiles of unstable packages. Rather
than some source tweak.

In this case bumping the version is actually bad because you want to get
the unstable binary version when you eventually do upgrade.


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