Lionel Elie Mamane
lionel at mamane.lu
Fri Aug 15 23:09:49 UTC 2008
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 11:54:27PM +0200, Achim D. Brucker wrote:
> I have only one question regarding a point I already was unsure
> while preparing the package: You've "downgraded" the package version
> to "5.2-1" (...). On the other hand, the versions 5.2.- where
> already available unofficially from my website.
I'd tend to agree with you. With a changelog entry that closes the
* (Initial) Upload the Debian (closses: #NNNN)
I think Sylvestre made that change because he was not aware of your
long-standing unofficial package.
Any strong reaction from the others?
> Of course, there are good reasons for both decisions:
> - the official package version starts 5.2-1 then users that already
> installed the unofficial packages will not receive new one from the
> official Debian archive.
> - starting the official package with a Debian revision of "4" looks
> weird and may confuse users.
In my opinion, mere weirdness does not outweigh actual practical
benefits. As to "confuse users", I don't see what confusion it would
raise. It may raise a few eyebrows and make them wonder, but eh.
If somebody insists on an -1, then use an epoch ;-)
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