[ALUG] Using a virtual machine to build packages

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Mon Oct 1 15:11:21 BST 2007

Mark Rogers <mark at quarella.co.uk> wrote:
> Hmmm, well now I've looked at the dch man page I'm none the wiser. I can 
> see how to change the version *number* to pretty much anything I like, 
> but not how to get "postfix_2.3.8-1myname_i386.deb" instead. I'm going 
> to go off and see what I can learn about .deb packages in general, but 
> if anyone can fill that particular blank in for me in the meantime I'd 
> be grateful, as it means I can get my shiny new package installed and 
> tested.

Note that dch's version "number" seems to be 2.3.8-1myname in the
above example, so I think you could set it with dch -v
'2.3.8-1myname'.  Or you can just edit the changelog entry directly.
Confusing yet flexible.

Hope that helps,
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