Re: When to upgrade?
Lauri Tischler writes:
>> Is there any reason to upgrade to a later version of a package if the only
>> thing that has changed in the package name is the "package release number"?
>> For example: package-1.01-1 to package-1.01-2 (package release changed)
>> As opposed to: package-1.01-1 to package-1.02-1 (package version changed)
>Maybe I'm being intentionally dumb (my normal state of mind) but what
>consists the difference between 'version' and 'release' change ?
>Is version chance like, gcc 2.5.8 to 2.6.3 and then release change
>only consists some debian stuff what has changed ?
Take latex-2e, which is upgraded by the upstream maintainers twice a year.
That's not reflected in the version string.
There may be changes in the way the package is configured for Debian, too.
python-1.2 (which I am maintaining) now includes info files.
There is no general rule, you have to follow the announcements in
-- Siggy (the middle S.)