Using -v when merging from Debian

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Sat May 28 16:58:27 UTC 2011

Am Samstag, den 28.05.2011, 12:54 -0400 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> Benjamin Drung <bdrung at> wrote:
> >Am Freitag, den 27.05.2011, 12:01 -0500 schrieb Micah Gersten:
> >> This is a friendly reminder that when merging a package from Debian,
> >> to use -v when building the source package.  You pass it the last
> >> version that was in Ubuntu and it'll include everything after that in
> >> the _source.changes file.  This allows all the recorded changes to
> >> show up on the -changes mailing list and any LP bugs closed in Debian
> >> to be auto-closed.
> >
> >I forgot to specify the -v parameter several times. I found an
> >effective
> >way to avoid those mistakes. Before every upload, I check the
> >_source.changes file (for example with less) that everything in there
> >is ok.
> I do this as well it can save you from a multitude of sins.

Do we recommend this step in our packaging documentation?

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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