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Andreas Koenig
August 1, 2013 05:03
Version bump enforcement on PAUSE? (Was: upcoming release of 5.18.1)
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Nicholas Clark <> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:54:41PM -0400, David Golden wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
>> > Andreas's firm view is that in the PAUSE index package and version should
>> > represent a unique file. Not just unique code. Hence we shouldn't be
>> > shipping non-identical versions of a file which report the same version,
>> > even if the changes are only documentation.
>> That's his view, but I don't believe it's enforced by PAUSE.
> Yes, it's his view and his code enforces it for everyone else except the perl
> core. (Unless I'm misunderstanding something) for any regular distribution,
> you can't upload the same file twice and have the index accept the new
> one.

Enforced on the tarball level. The reason for the enforcement is
integrity of the archive as a whole.

Not enforced on the individual-file-within-tarball level. Personally I
consider it good practice when version numbers are bumped when files
change between releases, but we never considered to make it mandatory,
as far as I remember.


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