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Re: bug in PPA upload software?


On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM, Henrik Stokseth <henrik@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi... have a problem where launchpad refuses to accept a package I
> uploaded.
> I uploaded the package for Jaunty, no problem. Then I change
> distribution in debian/changelog to intrepid, remakes the package and
> tries to upload and I get this:
> Rejected:
> File rt28xx-linux-sta_20080925-0ubuntu4.diff.gz already exists in PPA
> for Henrik Stokseth, but uploaded version has different contents. See
> more information about this error in
> https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/UploadErrors.
> Files specified in DSC are broken or missing, skipping package unpack
> verification.
> Looks like a bug. I mean, I should be able to upload packages for both
> Jaunty and Intrepid without running into problems right?


That's not a bug, you shouldn't be able to rebuild the same source
version in different series within the same repository (the resulting
binaries will have different contents causing a name clash in pool).

In your case, that's even more harmful because you are also uploading
a new diff.gz with different contents, basically modifying a source
that has already built binaries in your repository.

So, by all means, your upload should not be accepted.

Let me know if the reasons are gave you are clear enough. If not, feel
free to ping me on IRC (#launchpad on freenode) we can have a chat
about it.

Celso Providelo <celso.providelo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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