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Re: Multiples binaries with different versions from one source file?

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Eric Lavarde <deb@zorglub.s.bawue.de> writes:
>> I fear I know the (negative) answer, but perhaps I missed something: I
>> have one source package which creates a library and an application,
>> where each has its own (different) version.  The logical approach would
>> be to have two binary packages created from the same source, with two
>> different versions.
> It is possible to do (I just did it today for something internal,
> actually), but it's kind of a pain since the helper scripts don't have any
> real support for it.  I did:
> override_dh_gencontrol:
>         dh_gencontrol
>         perl -i -pe 's/^(Version:).*/$$1 $(VERSION)/' \
>             debian/kpropd/DEBIAN/control
>         perl -i -pe 's/^(kpropd_)[^_]+/$${1}$(VERSION)/' debian/files

Bah, that is the worst idea ever. dpkg-gencontrol has a -v<version>
option specifically for this. So do something like:

dh_gencontrol -pkpropd -v$(VERSION)


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