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Re: stolid package-system

M G Berberich <berberic@forwiss.uni-passau.de> wrote:
>I wanted a mutt with slang-support, so I took the mutt sources, made a
>new package and installed it. I now have a problem: Every time I make
>an update, the the system replaces my 'mutt_1.2.5-4_i386.deb' with
>'mutt_1.2.5-4.deb' from the debian-server.

Yep, packages from the archive are used in preference to local ones.
You could add an entry in debian/changelog with a version number of
something like 1.2.5-4.1 (any security updates or other non-maintainer
uploads will have that version number and will then overwrite yours).
Alternatively, you could just put the package on hold, either in dselect
(with the '=' key) or using something like 'echo "mutt hold" | dpkg

>I made the package with:
>        dpkg-source -x; debian/rules build; debian/rules binary

Normally you don't need 'debian/rules build' as well, since the binary
target should depend on it. Also, you should use 'fakeroot debian/rules
binary' or 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot' instead so that you don't have
to build the package as root.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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