pam 1.1.8-3.6ubuntu2.18.04.2 packaging issue

Arnold Czeman (aczeman) Arnold.Czeman at
Mon Jun 14 09:36:44 UTC 2021

Hello Michael,

The package/version format is still wrong.
Could you fix this in the next SRU?

Arnold Czeman

From: Arnold Czeman (aczeman) <Arnold.Czeman at>
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2020 2:46 PM
To: Michael Hudson-Doyle
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Subject: Re: pam 1.1.8-3.6ubuntu2.18.04.2 packaging issue

Hello Michael,

The next SRU would be good. Thank you.

Arnold Czeman

From: Michael Hudson-Doyle <michael.hudson at>
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2020 12:51 PM
To: Arnold Czeman (aczeman)
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Subject: Re: pam 1.1.8-3.6ubuntu2.18.04.2 packaging issue

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On Sat, 5 Sep 2020 at 06:39, Arnold Czeman (aczeman) <Arnold.Czeman at<mailto:Arnold.Czeman at>> wrote:

I have a little problem with the newest version of pam source package on Bionic.<>
I would like to import to a git repo with gbp tool, but this package seems to have
a wrong a package format.
The earlier version of this package were non-native debian packages, they had extra
archives which name match a *.diff.gz or a *.debian.tar.* pattern. They had
two component version string (where a '-' concatenates the upstream version and the
debian version).

Right, the package should be non-native. But for some reason it is. All versions in bionic since release have been native though.

The current version of this pam package has no extra archives, so it seems to be a
native debian package, but it cannot be native package because it has a wrong version
string format for this package format.
I have found a description of the debian source package formats here:<>
I have also checked the gbp tool source code, and it seems to be a compatible one with
this description.

Could you please make a correct version string if you want this will be a native package, otherwise
please generate a *.diff.gz or a *.debian.tar.* archive, just like an older version of this

It's back to non-native in focal and groovy. It might make sense to fix it to be non-native in the next SRU, but it doesn't seem worth performing a SRU just for this to me.


If I can help anything, please let me know!

Thank you in advance,
Arnold Czeman
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