package version numbers

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at
Tue Jul 18 17:11:18 PDT 2006

Brian Paul wrote:
> I'm working on new X extension and I'm in the process of creating the
> proto and lib packages.
> When I do 'make distcheck' to generate tarballs I'm getting version
> numbers like 2.2.2 (proto) and 1.0.2 (lib) but I have no idea where
> those numbers are coming from.  I copied some of the boilerplate files
> from the dmxproto and libdmx directories to get started.  But I don't
> see where the version numbers are specified there either.
> Can someone clue me in as to where the version numbers come from?

In, near the top:


This indicates the package name is libX11, a version of, the
bug report URL, and the tarname is also libX11. If you don't set tarname
and you've got capital letters in the package name, they should get
turned into lowercase in your tarball.


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