Re: apt-get wants toupgrade my kernel package to debian kernel package
thanks, it's all clear now (I also re-read the docs, I wasn't sure
what one would use epoch for...)
Colin Watson wrote:
> Erik Steffl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I downloaded debian kernel source package (+ source for alsa modules
> >and 3dfx module).
> > I used make-kpkg to build the kernel (and later on alsa and 3dfx
> >modules). I specified jojda.1 as my kernel revision.
> > the resulting *.deb (kernel + modules) were succesfully installed, so
> >now I have:
> >ih kernel-image-2.2.17 jojda.1 1:2.2.17-1
> > ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^
> > current new
> The 1: is an epoch, which means that 1:anything is greater than any
> version number without an epoch, 2:anything is greater than 1:anything,
> etc. Try 10:jojda.1, or some similarly high epoch, if you don't want it
> to be replaced by Debian packages.
> > the same goes for alsa-modules-2.2.17:
> >ih alsa-modules-2.2.17 0.5.9d-1+j1:0.5.9d-1
> > (there is only 'j' visible out of the jojda.1 string), how is
> >0.5.9d-1 newer then 0.5.9d-1+jojda.1 ?
> [cjw44@riva ~]$ if dpkg --compare-versions 0.5.9d-1+jojda.1 lt 1:0.5.9d-1; \
> > then echo hello; fi
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