Re: versioning for custom packages
"Dj Statik" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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
You should probably look in the Debian Policy Manual for details on
how the versions work; if it were me, I'd obey the conventions for
non-maintainer uploads (for non-native packages 1.2.3-4, use
1.2.3-4.1; for native packages 2.4.6, use 188.8.131.52). That makes you
newer than the current Debian version but older than the "next" one,
pretty much whatever it is.
> 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
If you really really don't want a pre-packaged version, ever, you also
might use an epoch, like 999:1.2.3-4.
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