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Re: Updated proposal for improving the FTP NEW process




On 03/05/2018 08:08 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On March 5, 2018 7:01:14 PM UTC, Don Armstrong <don@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Mar 2018, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>> I think requiring a maintainer to increment the Debian revision of a
>>> package based on things that happen outside the Debian archive is
>>> "not" a good idea'[1].
>> I don't want to make it a requirement, just recommended good practice
>> when an upload has been made to Debian, and subsequent upload requires
>> changing the source package.
> I don't mind if people increment.  I understand that there are reasonable reasons for doing so.  I was responding to the suggestion that not incrementing the revision is absurd.  I think it's fine either way.

The most common counterpoint to bumping the version is that it's harder
to get right because for some reason our tools rely on the whole delta
to be present in the .changes file rather than inferring it from the
in-package changelog. So bug closure information gets lost unless you're
careful in how you build the package, which makes it more likely to get
wrong.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern