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Bug#908291: developers-reference, section 5.11.4: Add a note on versioning scheme when reverting an NMU


On Fri 07 Sep 2018 at 10:48PM -0700, Joseph Herlant wrote:

> The Developer's reference explains a lot about NMUs and corresponding version
> scheme but it does not explain the naming convention to use when you have to
> revert an NMU that brings a new upstream version.
> Lintian has a check about it (https://lintian.debian.org/tags/epoch-changed-
> but-upstream-version-did-not-go-backwards.html), so it seems the format is
> wildly accepted.
> So maybe a not about it here would be a good thing.
> I took the liberty to provide a patch via a MR:
> https://salsa.debian.org/debian/developers-reference/merge_requests/4
> Let me know if adding that paragraph would be ok and if the wording is correct.
> I'm not sure on how to handle the po files. Let me know if I can help on that
> too.

LGTM -- it matches the recent change to Policy about this.

Sean Whitton

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