Re: preventing update of a custom package
On Mon, 1 Apr 2002 22:26, Joel Baker wrote:
> > > What I've been doing is giving my hacked versions of Debian packages
> > > revisions of -x.0.y, where x is the original package's revision and y
> > > is my local revision. I use the 0 in between to avoid clashing with
> > > possible NMUs.
> > If I'm not mistaken, that scheme is reserved for use by binary-only NMUs
> > (simple recompiles) for porting efforts. So while it is unlikely to
> > clash, it is not by any means guaranteed.
> *scratches head*
> Am I mistaken, then, in my reading of policy and the developer's reference
> that indicate one *should not* change the version, changelog, or anything
> else when doing a binary-only porting NMU?
I think that the original post on this topic was from someone who is doing
similar things to me.
I produce SE Linux versions of packages kdm, login, ssh, and cron which have
the original version with ".se1", ".se2", etc appended (and appropriate
changelogs). When a new release of the base package comes out apt will tend
to want to update over it.
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