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[Chicken-hackers] Re: debian/changelog: the version didn't match version
[Chicken-hackers] Re: debian/changelog: the version didn't match version.scm
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:15:42 +0600
Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)
>>>>> Ivan Raikov <address@hidden> writes:
>> Currently, it's not checked whether the version on the top of
>> debian/changelog actually matches the one in version.scm. Thus, the
>> Debian package built out of the fresh (2.740) source will have
>> 2.732-0.1 in its Version: field.
>> Perhaps, debian/changelog should be updated manually. However,
>> couldn't there be a Make target to ensure that these versions do
>> match, so that the Debian package will fail to build rather than
>> being build with an incorrect Version:?
> Well, if you can figure how to add entries to debian/changelog
> programmatically, then yes. But since the Debian tools are extremely
> picky about the format of that file, I always use the Emacs mode to
> add entries to it. If there is a better way, I want to hear about it.
Actually, I believe it's fine to have debian/changelog updated
manually. (And, well, the injection of the package into the
Debian archive isn't supposed to be fully automated, ain't it?)
It would be nice, however, to abort the build in case of version
Other issues with the Debian package (besides using its own
version of PCRE and allowing to build a package with a wrong
* use of /var/lib/chicken;
* since the Maintainer: field is to be used when reporting bugs,
is it reasonable to mention (apparently MIA) Debian developer
* shouldn't Homepage: field be added as well?
The upstream project home page URL.
* while these are rarely used in practice, shouldn't it be used
for this off-the-Debian package?
The name of the distribution this package is
The url of the bug tracking system for this
package. The current used format is