[ovs-dev] Bug#714080: Bug fix for "openvswitch-datapath-dkms: packet don't pass in postrouting iptables table"

Adam D. Barratt adam at adam-barratt.org.uk
Sat Jun 29 17:11:16 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-06-30 at 00:59 +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 06/29/2013 06:43 PM, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > Please add an appropriate Closes: to the changelog and use 1.4.2
> > +git20120612-9.1~deb7u1 as the version for an upload targetted at
> > "wheezy".
> The "Closes:" is obvious and I was about to do it, though I'm a bit
> surprised by the version number scheme. I was expecting that you asked
> me to upload 1.4.2+git20120612-9+squeeze1 (which would have also work as
> it would be lower than 1.4.2+git20120612-9.1, I checked with dpkg
> --compare-versions). Could you explain why using ~deb7u1 in this case,
> just for my knowledge?

For one thing, the package isn't targetted at squeeze. ;-)

The problem with +$distX versions is that they have the potential to
break for some packages, since jessie < wheezy. We (in conjunction with
the security team) have therefore adopted a convention that will sort
correctly regardless of what codenames are used for future releases; see
#685646 for some more discussion.

Technically -9+deb7u1 would also work in this case, but I prefer the
-9.1~deb7u1 style here as it makes it clear that the package is the same
as -1.1 but backported to stable. I was then expecting the changelog for
-9.1 to have been included however...

> I have attached the debdiff. Can I upload this now?

Yes, but please either adjust the version to be -9+deb7u1 or include the
-9.1 changelog and make the stable stanza a "rebuild for wheezy" or
something similar.



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