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Re: Building packages with epoch

On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 11:26:43AM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Dear all!
> I have a question concerning packages with epoch: We are preparing a NMU
> (maintainer approved) for tipa which currently is of version
> 	2:1.2-2
> When I get the source package via apt-get source tipa and rebuild the
> package with
> 	dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot
> I get a binary package called
> 	tipa_1.2-2_all.deb
> and not
> 	tipa_2%3a1.2-2_all.deb

If the epoch should've been in the .deb, it'd be ':', not '%3a' (which
is the URL escaping of it, and this is the filename, not the URL).

> But the internal version number (in the control file) of the package 
> is correct, as one can see when calling scanpackages I get a correct
> entry:
> 	Package: tipa
> 	Version: 2:1.2-2
> Any suggestions? What is the correct way to build packages with epoch?

This is correct -- the epoch is *not* included in the filenames.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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