New to packaging - What version to use?
norsetto at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 6 17:56:25 GMT 2008
On Wednesday 06 February 2008 18:45:11 Kevin Cunningham wrote:
> I am new to packaging and looking to tackle some easy packages. I found
> one that I am going to try, but had a general question. When packaging,
> which version of the source should be used? Obviously, I would want to use
> a recent version, but does that include beta releases or should I go with
> the last release version. Ex: I have the choice between 4.0.0-1 and
> 4.0.0beta1-1 and 4.0.0beta3-1. Should I just choose the 4.0.0-1 to be
I don't think that there is a generic, fit-for-all-cases rule, it should
really depends on what the differences are.
Have you tried the different versions yourself ?
Will it make any difference to the packaging ?
How "unstable" is the beta version and how "stable" is the release one?
I would also say that 4.0.0 seems to be more recent than 4.0.0beta1 (unless
upstream uses some kind of funny numbering system).
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