Felipe Sateler wrote:

> I believe what Jonathan wants is
> an upload to experimental, and the build dependency has to be changed
> to force the buildd to pick the 8.5 version. Am I correct?

Yes, that’s a much clearer way to say it.  Thank you.


I suggested using build-depends including

  tk-dev (>= 8.5),
  tk (>= 8.5),
  tcl-dev (>= 8.5),
  tcl (>= 8.5),

since experimental buildds use a version of “use packages from sid by
default” that can sometimes be counterintuitive[1].  But that was
overkill --- since recently[2], one can just specify which direct
build-deps from experimental to use without listing their dependencies
from experimental by hand:

  tk-dev (>= 8.5),
  tcl-dev (>= 8.5),

See [3] for an example.  Sorry to mislead.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/04/msg00007.html
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/559655
[3] https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=vim&suite=experimental

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