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Re: RFS: fslint (updated package)

On 5/22/08, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 21:20 -0700, Cameron Dale wrote:
>  > Unless you released 2.25-1 somewhere else, merge the unreleased 2.25-1
>  > and 2.26-1 changelog entries into one 2.26-1, otherwise the bugs
>  > probably won't get closed automatically.
> Wrong - all the sponsor has to do is use '-v2.25-0 -sa'. dpkg-genchanges
>  collates all Closes: entries in whichever versions the maintainer
>  chooses to include by using the -v option. All bugs listed in
>  the .changes file will be closed by that upload.

Thanks for the tip. FWIW though, you have to explicitly specify a
version that actually exists in the changelog or you get a .changes
file that lists ALL the changelog entries (and closes all bugs ever
listed). It's probably a bug in dpkg-dev that it behaves this way,
given what the manpage says.


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