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Re: [Conclusion] Subversion 1.3 distribution tar slimmer?

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2005-10-02 11:02:22 CEST

(Yes, this is a reply to a week-old message, but that message was too.)

[Marc Sherman]
> So 1.2.3a is the maintainer's upload of 1.2.3 with a version bump to
> kick out the bogus NMU.

Right. We probably could have picked a better version string.

> The normal method to do that is to call it something like 1.2.3-1-1
> (or 1.2.3-dfsg1-1 if the change to the upstream tarball was to remove
> non-free components, but that doesn't apply in this case I'm sure)

Yes, it was about non-free components. The subversion book uses a
Creative Commons license which fails the DFSG on technicalities. (This
is likely, but not certain, to be rectified next time the CC tweaks
their licenses.) And since we were repacking the tarfile anyway, we
also kicked out apr and neon.


Received on Sun Oct 2 11:03:06 2005

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