I am attempting to port a newer version of dpkg to a local archive here
for slink. I got the source, did a dpkg-source -x dpkg-188.8.131.52.dsc and it
unpacked fine. I did a cd to the new directory that it created. Then I did
dch -v 184.108.40.206.slink "Ported to slink by George Bonser
And that seemed to go ok.
Then I tried to build the package (using debian/rules build and
dpkg-buildpackage ... both produce teh same result)
And it seems that the makefile does not pick up the version. The SCRIPTS
to, it creates dpkg-.deb in debian/build but then tries to copy
dpkg-220.127.116.11.slink.0 and does not find it.
Anywhere in the makefile that references VERSION returns a blank string.
Did I forget a step or is there a bug?
If I simply unpack the package and build it, it works fine.