Allow passing version for dpkg-genchanges to dpkg-buildpackage for -meta

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Tue Apr 17 01:36:58 UTC 2012

On 04/16/2012 12:30 PM, Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski wrote:
> When doing stable updates, we sometimes have cases where we need to
> include more than one changelog entry on meta packages, for example, we
> do one release to -proposed, this doesn't end up in updates, another
> release/abi bump happens, and we must include 2 changelog entries for
> the packages that will go to updates.
> Following this is the proposed changes for hardy and the rest of meta
> packages (lucid and everything supported until precise/q). It changes
> the Makefile so one can easily specify the previous version so we can
> tune the changelog generation as needed. It's a simple change, one could
> always specify the -v manually, but since we already have a Makefile
> that does everything... why not.

If you're going that far, then why not make it automagic. Use rmadison 
to extract the current version in updates, e.g.,

rtg at m1710:~$ rmadison -s lucid-updates linux-meta
linux-meta | | lucid-updates | source

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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