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Re: Best course for recently fixed packages?

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Best course for recently fixed packages?
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:11:34 +0200
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Le 12 juin 2019 07:15:30 GMT+02:00, Jesse Gibbons <address@hidden> a écrit :
>There is a package I am defining that I want to push to the repository.
>On github, its most recent release fails to build because it needs a
>dependency that no longer exists. This was fixed in the master branch.
>What should I specify as the commit?
>Since I don't know when master will next be updated (it was last
>updated 22 hours before when I decided to ask this and appears to be
>updated almost daily) and each commit is likely to change the package's
>sha256 hash, it does not make sense to specify that the commit is
>"master". Should I instead specify master's current commit hash until
>the project's next release? Or should I specify the most recent release
>and specify a patch with the changes that fixed it? Or would it be best
>for me to place this package on hold until the next release?
>Thanks for the advice,

It's usually better to use the latest release with a patch. If that's not 
possible, then you can indeed specify a commit hash that corresponds to master 
until the next release. Thanks!

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