Re: hypothetical bin-NMU versioning question
On 2006-10-02 "Kevin B. McCarty" <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU> wrote:
> I have a hypothetical bin-NMU versioning question (this is asked only
> for my curiosity, so don't give it a high priority). Suppose that
> package X (version 1.0-1) is bin-NMU'ed on architectures A and B. At a
> later time it needs to be bin-NMU'ed on architectures B and C.
> Will the bin-NMUs be numbered incrementally independently on each arch,
> or grouped by round?
That seems to be what happens, yes.
See for example <http://packages.debian.org/gsasl> which was rebuilt after
| gsasl (amd64 and s390 +b1, all archs except s390 need a rebuild.)
It was at
0.2.12-1+b1: amd64 s390
0.2.12-1: alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 kfreebsd-i386 m68k mips mipsel
previously and is now
0.2.12-1+b1: alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 kfreebsd-i386 m68k mips mipsel
powerpc s390 sparc
> That is, will the arch:any binary packages of X on
> arch C get version 1.0-1+b1 or 1.0-1+b2? (I'm pretty sure that arch A
> will end up with 1.0-1+b1 and arch B with 1.0-1+b2, but correct me if
> that's wrong.) And does this numbering depend upon whether the reasons
> for the first and second rounds of bin-NMUs are the same or different?
Afaict the numbering is simply increased for each upload.
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