version numbers for distribution builds?

David Holmes david.holmes at
Fri Oct 27 10:21:23 UTC 2017

Adding build-dev.


On 27/10/2017 9:13 AM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 27.10.2017 00:56, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently learned that I should configure an openjdk build with an empty
>> -with-version-pre string, and with any package information stuffed into the
>> --with-version-opt argument.
>>    --with-version-pre='' --with-version-opt='Debian-9.0.1+11-1'
>> 9.0.1+11 is what I call the upstream version, directly derived from the tag in
>> the mercurial repository.  The part after the dash is the packaging release and
>> gets incremented when more than upload to the distribution is based on the same
>> upstream version.
>> However using that I get
>> configure: WARNING: --with-version-opt value has been sanitized from
>> 'Debian-9.0.1+11-1' to 'Debian-9.0.111-1'
>> which makes the version string somehow cryptic.  Why is there a reason that the
>> version string is mangled?  Is there a recommendation how to form the version
>> for a source release?
> $ java -version
> openjdk version "9.0.1"
> OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 9.0.1+0-Debian-9.0.111-1)
> OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 9.0.1+0-Debian-9.0.111-1, mixed mode)
> Omar suggested on irc to use
>    --with-version-pre='' --with-version-build=11 --with-version-opt='Debian.1
> however that will lead to 9.0.1+11-Debian.1, which doesn't match the package
> version either.  It looks like this whole versioning schema is only fit for
> upstream builds, and doesn't address any versioning in the downstream builds.
> Maybe I'm missing something, but how can I include the string Debian-9.0.1+11-1
> into that build information?
> Matthias

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