Re: APT overrules self-compiled packages
Am Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 03:23:51PM -0400 sprach --* Simon Law *--
> OK. Let's say I have emacs21, which is at version "21.2-1". If I
> compile a new version, with some different compilation options, I'm
> going to version it "custom-21.2-1". Since "c" is larger than an
> number, this will always be higher.
So, let me precise my actual problem: I just want the current version
recompiled. If there is (really) a newer package out there (i.e. with bug-
or security fixes) I want that newer package to be installed. This happens
not very often, since I prefer to run the stable release all the time. I'm
not making any important changes to the source code. I just want it to be
compiled for my machine using a gcc-wrapper to optimize the code. I am
highly interested in bug or security fixes.
If renaming the package version is really necessary, I suppose changing the
number 21.2-1 to 21.2-1.i686 solves the problem. But the foolish person,
which is me, thought, it won't be really necessary and 'apt-get -b source'
would perform well. Every documentation about that tells me so. No one
ever told me to use debchange or to edit debian/changelog. ;)
Probably you all are right and I've overseen this important part of APT's
policy (official overrules selfcompiled).
Thanks for help,
* Kenny Doberenz