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(newbie) correct way to update versions for bpo

hi backporters,

i'm a debian user learning (trying) how to help out with packaging some (simple) backports.

i have done a full test process, building using cowbuilder, with a package from testing, and uploaded it to mentors.debian.net. but i'm unsure how to change the version information correctly so that it actually appears as a backport. when my build is uploaded it doesn't have a ~bpo suffix and is listed as being in unstable.

the docs at https://wiki.debian.org/BuildingFormalBackports#Using_pbuilder are apparently outdated/unreliable, and the backporting contribute page (https://backports.debian.org/Contribute/#index4h3) only says:

" Please don't use unstable or stable as target distribution. Append "~bpo${release}+${build}" to the version number, e.g. "1.2-3" becomes "1.2-3~bpo10+1" (or use dch --bpo). "

i ran dcu --bpo before building, and saved the changelog file, but it seems to have no effect on the actual build. none of the debian metadata files show ~bpo in the version. are there other things i need to do / am i missing a (glaring) step in the process? sorry for my fumbling but the process seems still pretty opaque to me after lots of reading.

all best. 

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