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Re: gdb available

Bdale Garbee wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 199704091305.PAA09040@chiara.dei.unipd.it> you wrote:
> : It is version 4.16-6, and not 4.16-1 because I have first
> : tried to compile the original package for i386 debian,
> : then modified it when necessary (almost applying RedHat patches).
> The policy says that a non-maintainer release should keep the existing Debian
> version number, but add a suffix.  See the policy manual for more details.  
> This way, if the normal Debian maintainer releases a -2 version, dpkg/dselect
> will do the predicted things.  Also, make sure you file bug reports against
> the package providing the patches necessary for supporting other architectures
> so that the normal Debian package maintainer can roll in the changes to their
> source tree.
> : PS> I'm sure that the gdb package will also be available on
> : lix.polytechnique.fr in few hours (thanks Eric) :-)
> One you fix the version number, I suggest you consider uploading it to master,
> since we just seeded master's "hamm" tree with the contents of the sparc
> trees on lix... normal upload procedures should be used from now on for new
> package releases for Sparc.

This means that we should, now, use "standard" Debian policy when
uploading our Debian packages? Have we completed Stage1?

I'm the mantainer of SILO package, which is already at -2 version:
should I mail to new-mantainer?

If this is true, we are going to have a Debian Sparc distribution!!! :)

Many thanks


	Davide Barbieri

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