versioning for custom packages
I am wanting to build custom packages of various utilities that are already
in the Debian archive.
Is there a recommended versioning system I should use while building these
I thought of using the word "custom" before the version number.
but dh_make doesn't seem to like non numeric values in the version string.
The version number would also have to be higher than that in the Debian
archive as I wish to distribute the customized packages on to all the
servers on my network, and I don't want them getting overwritten with an
I had a quick look through the maintainers guide on this topic but didn't
seem to find anything about numbering custom packages.
Any suggestions on this subject are most welcome.