-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 2011-04-21 12:56, Jonas Smedegaard wrote: > On 11-04-21 at 11:10am, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote: >> looking through potential problems of packages in my area of interest, >> i stumbled across pd-cyclone, which seems to have an incorrect >> debian/watch file: debian package is "0.1~alpha55-2" while uscan finds >> the upstream "0.1-alpha53-src" to be more recent.. >> >> i added a versionmangler to get rid of the trailing "-src" part, but >> the real problem is of course the "-alpha". >> >> personally i would suggest to replace "-alpha" by "." (or ".alpha"), >> using a versionmangle clause. >> i'm wondering though, why the debian package version uses "~", which >> kind of clashes with the upstream version scheme, esp. as it is not >> taken care of in debian/watch. > > I don't know who did this particular changelog, but what I often do is > treat alpha and beta releases as lower than the actual version number, > to leave room for the eventual(!) case of upstream deciding to not bump > the version number when dropping the alpha/beta flag (a.k.a. doing the > "final release").
good point. however, in this specific case, there is no active upstream development anymore, so it is unlikely that upstream will make a release that breaks the version mangle (though of course, you never know). what is currently released as "upstream", is a tgz put together by hans. fgmadr IOhannes -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk2wFkkACgkQkX2Xpv6ydvR0FQCgtbAjncgd1t7va21Zbqv/lRNB OO4AoJT1PQd6PSbHLARwXdohjzNoy/DR =5roQ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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