Re: Updated upstream source with same version
* Daniele Tricoli <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-01-31, 01:13:
I'm working on tipa (see #534384)
and I want to regenerate the orig source because upstream updated
PostScript Type 1 Fonts and added a reference manual.
The problem is that upstream did't make a new release but updated 1.3
The last packaged version of tipa in Debian is 2:1.3-15.
I am aware of two ways for handle the problem:
1) increase epoch:
so use 3:1.3-1
Sorry, this won't work. Epoch is not included in .orig.tar name, and dak
wouldn't accept a different file with the same name.
2) play with the version:
for example somthing like 2:1.3+0-1
$ dpkg --compare-versions "2:1.3+0-1" gt "2:1.3-15" && echo "ok"
confirms that it should work.
I don't like very much solution n° 2, so I would like to choose the first.
Are there any other solutions?
Yes, ask upstream to do a proper release with new version number.