Just wondering about packaging snapshots of a package.
Ok, snapshots could be known as "backups". Here I am talking about
pulling from say a Subversion repository and building a package.
For now I want to do this just to keep tabs on what upstream has
planned. Not so much for unstable...
I remember being a little bewildered by the version string in Debian. Is
frodo$ apt-cache show irssi-snapshot | grep Version:
And how does that compare to:
frodo$ apt-cache show gcc-snapshot | grep Version:
Is this documented somewhere?
Could be elaborated on with examples. Be good if the dates were iso8601
But then they would be twice as long...