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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Long option for dch -v is --newversion (page 237)

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Reported on: 2005-09-30

In chapter 5. The Debian package management system on page 237:

In the section "Logging the changes" in chapter 5.9, the following invocation of dch is used:

dch --version=$VERSION+0.local.1 -- Made some local changes

The option --version displays the version information of the tool, and does not pass its argument to dch the way I had intended it. The correct long option for -v is --newversion, and thus the command should be:

dch --newversion=$VERSION+0.local.1 -- Made some local changes

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Richard Bejtlich, Tao Security: Krafft is obviously a Debian enthusiast, but he is not a zealot blind to any flaws Debian might possess. He is also not afraid to praise other OS' (like NetBSD) or declare that certain misconceptions (think debconf) are invalid. When necessary he compares Debian tools or syntax to other Linux distributions, such as a chart on pp 200-201 on apt, yum, up2date, and urpmi. The book also contains a large number of footnotes with URLs for more research and additional commentary.

 
 

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