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Re: package locally compiled gets "upgraded"



> In <20090602162813.GA24136@fantomas.sk>, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
> >I tried to locally recompile package "wwwoffle" because of some bugs in
> > it. I have not changed the version hoping that the same version prevents
> > apt from upgrading it.
> >
> >However apt runs "upgrade" while reinstalling the same version of package.
> >Is there any way to tune this behaviour?
> >
> >I haven't changed the version so if any new version appeared in archive, I
> >want to have it upgraded...

On 02.06.09 13:30, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> Alter the version number, but use something really "small" so the next 
> version uploaded by a DD will trump yours.
> 
> e.g. If the bugs are in a native package version 1.2.3, make your version 
> 1.2.3local1
> 
> e.g. If the bugs are in a non-native package (I think wwwoffle is non-
> native) version 1.2-2lenny1, make your version 1.2-2lenny1local1.

is 1.2.3lenny1 more than 1.2.3local1? I would want that to get upgraded...
that's why I did not increment the version, I don't know what small changes
could debian developers use in next version numbers...

> Alternatively, you could probably do version-pinning via origin, but I'm not 
> sure about the specifics of that.

The only thing I need i not to upgrade when version number matches...

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