Debian Bug report logs - #560287
debian-policy: document dfsg, ds and debian suffix of version numbers when repackaging

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Package: developers-reference; Maintainer for developers-reference is Developers Reference Maintainers <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>; Source for developers-reference is src:developers-reference.

Reported by: Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro>

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:27:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Merged with 499167

Found in version developers-reference/3.4.0

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, thomas@koch.ro, Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#560287; Package debian-policy. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to thomas@koch.ro, Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: debian-policy: document dfsg, ds and debian suffix of version numbers when repackaging
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:23:51 +0100
Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.8.3.0
Severity: wishlist

The proper use of dfsg, ds or debian as version number suffix in case of
repackagaged upstream tarballs is not documented anywhere. It's also not
clear, wether the suffix should be appended with a point, a dash or a
tilde.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (1000, 'stable'), (990, 'unstable'), (700, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

debian-policy depends on no packages.

debian-policy recommends no packages.

Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
ii  doc-base                      0.9.5      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#560287; Package debian-policy. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 560287@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
To: Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro>
Cc: 560287@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#560287: debian-policy: document dfsg, ds and debian suffix of version numbers when repackaging
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:35:42 -0800
reassign 560287 developers-reference
thanks

Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro> writes:

> Package: debian-policy
> Version: 3.8.3.0
> Severity: wishlist

> The proper use of dfsg, ds or debian as version number suffix in case of
> repackagaged upstream tarballs is not documented anywhere. It's also not
> clear, wether the suffix should be appended with a point, a dash or a
> tilde.

I think this is a devref thing, so I'm taking the liberty of reassigning
it accordingly.  Policy doesn't care what string you use, since it's not
an interface and software doesn't rely on the value of the string (other
than Lintian, but that's a special case).

Lintian's recommendation is to use a + because it sorts before a period if
upstream adds an additional level of version number.  Some people use a
tilde instead, which also works but has slightly different effects and
can't easily be used if you already uploaded the unmunged version.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>




Bug reassigned from package 'debian-policy' to 'developers-reference'. Request was from Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:39:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions debian-policy/3.8.3.0. Request was from Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:39:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Developers Reference Maintainers <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#560287; Package developers-reference. (Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Sergey Svishchev <svs@ropnet.ru>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Developers Reference Maintainers <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>. (Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 560287@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Sergey Svishchev <svs@ropnet.ru>
To: 560287@bugs.debian.org
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 02:12:13 +0400
This is a dup of bug 499167.




Merged 499167 560287. Request was from David Prévot <david@tilapin.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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