REJECT: kazam

Jamie Strandboge jamie at
Mon Feb 6 14:43:22 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 00:25 +0100, David Klasinc wrote:
> On 02/05/2012 03:59 PM, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> >   * the packaging uses native versioning. Usually this is a mistake.
> >     The packaging should instead use an orig.tar.gz and a version of the
> >     form 1.0-1 or 1.0-0ubuntu1 (to make inclusion in Debian easier).
> Jamie, thanks for the report. Most of the things I already fixed (before 
> I even got your report). I do have a question about version numbers. I 
> can start with any number 1.0, 1.0.1, ... as long as I attach -XubuntuY 
> at the end?

That is correct. The 1.0 vs 1.0.1 should match the version that is in
your orig.tar.gz file too though. Eg,

kazam_1.0.orig.tar.gz corresponds to the kazam-1.0.tar.gz upstream
tarball. It unpacks to 'kazam-1.0/'. Therefore the first version in
Ubuntu should be 1.0-0ubuntu1 and the second 1.0-0ubuntu2. If kazam has
a new 1.0.1 release which untars to 'kazam-1.0.1/', then copy the
kazam-1.0.1.tar.gz tarball to kazam_1.0.1.orig.tar.gz and add a new
entry to debian/changelog with 1.0.1-0ubuntu1 as the version. See
section 5.6.21[1][2] of the policy manual for more details.


Jamie Strandboge             |
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