Re: Versioning of unreleased test packages
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Marcus Better wrote:
> I am packaging some software and would like testers to try out my
> packages. What is the best way to choose version numbers for the package
> under development so that:
> (1) Testers can use "apt-get upgrade" to download the next test versions
> from my private repository as I make them available.
> (2) Once the real version is uploaded to Debian, it will have version
> number greater than all the test packages.
You may follow what Steffen and Simon suggested
or, you may go the same way as if your furst public version is to be
uploaded to the archive, i.e. version line a.b.c-1 is perfectly ok.
When, presumably in some later revision you (or your sponsor) do the
actual upload to the archive you (he/she) must specify -sa option to
dpkg-buildpackage, which causes the source to be included in the upload
- - something that dpkg-buildpackage does automatically only for -1
Damyan Ivanov Creditreform Bulgaria
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