Re: depends for *exact* upstream matches?
On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 12:59:15 EST "Brian C. White" (email@example.com
> > > Depends: gcc (>= 22.214.171.124), gcc (<< 126.96.36.199)
> > > a correct way to indicate that I want exactly 188.8.131.52 upstream
> > > release, but I don't care what debian revision?
> > seem's so (see other comments). but why do you expect that future
> > upstream versions of gcc break existing code for ada support?
> I suggested to Ian at one point that the "=" comparison only compare
> the number of characters provided instead of an exact match. This
> is basically a suggestion to use "strncmp" instead of "strcmp". Thus,
> if you left off the Debian revision, then any debian revision would
> match. In fact, you could do something like
> Depends: gcc (=2.)
> to match any gcc with major revision "2".
Sounds a neat and useful idea. Someone else suggested providing a new operator (even better). But while we're at it, why not providing a complete regexp set ? Regexp libraries are not that big/expensive.
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