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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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