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Re: failed to create 3dfx module package: epoch not a number

On Wed, Nov 01, 2000 at 12:13:51AM -0800, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   kernel compiled OK, kernal package
> kernel-image-2.2.17_jojda.2_i386.deb (why is there no epoch in name?)

deb files never have the epoch in the filename. the only visible place is in
the changelog of the source package, and the control file of the binary,

>  error in Version string `2.3.4-2+99:jojda.2': epoch in version is not
> Package: alsa-modules-2.2.17
> Version: 99:0.5.9d-1+jojda.2
> Package: device3dfx-module-2.2.17
> Version: 2.3.4-2+99:jojda.2

epochs must be at the beginning of a version, and must be a single integer.
(yes, there is a problem with the 3dfx module source package.)

quick hack:
make-kpkg --revision=99:blah.foo configure
$EDITOR .....modules/[device3dfx-dir]/debian/changelog
 (edit the version on the first line, so the epoch is in the correct place)
make-kpkg modules_image

that will fix your problem.


                       Michael Beattie (mickyb@es.co.nz)

        You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.
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