Pointer to explanation of Ubuntu package naming?

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Fri Oct 10 16:53:13 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 18:50 +0200, David MENTRE wrote:
> Oops, one remaining question: what does mean the "-3build1" part in a
> package version (e.g. liblablgtkmathview-ocaml[1])? A rebuild of the
> package without touching the corresponding source package, like Debian's
> "-bN" packages?

It's similar to that, and is often used in the same situations.

It's used when you want to do nothing more than rebuild the package.
"build" is used as it is not "ubuntu" and so the auto-syncer will
happily sync a new version from Debian when they upload one, as it
knows that there are no Ubuntu changes to preserve.



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