[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Consistent version naming.

George Danchev danchev at spnet.net
Fri Jun 10 17:20:42 UTC 2011

On Friday, June 10, 2011 06:04:45 PM Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> Dear all,

Hi Mats,

> in passing I noted, when reading the package overview of page
> of a participating Debian maintainer, that the 'watch' column
> displayed for 'libisoburn' contains a suggestion to download
> the most recent source.
> This is caused by the fact that our 'debian/watch' file
> implements name mangling, thus tripping off suffixes of
> the form '\.pl\d{2}'. Since this is not reflected in naming
> our released packaging, the discrepancy is bound to happen.
> A corresponding message follows suite on
>    $ uscan --report-status
> We should attempt to fix this at the next release. I recall
> a thread at the upstream mailing list mentioning these patch
> levels, but the discussion seems to have ended inconclusively.
> We on our part could push packages based on upstream patching
> on top on 1.0.8 into 'experimental' -- using composite names
> like 'libisoburn_1.0.8pl??-#' -- while still keeping the official
> package 'libisoburn_1.0.8-#' in 'unstable'.

I think that the 'pl' (patch level) suffixes will be dropped with the next 
upstream releases. (Thomas reads that list too).

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