Re: libc6_2.0.7 release notes...
- To: Rob Browning <email@example.com>, Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Dale Scheetz <email@example.com>, Philip Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Debian Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: libc6_2.0.7 release notes...
- From: Raul Miller <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:39:05 -0400
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- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from Rob Browning on Thu, Jun 25, 1998 at 12:50:45PM -0500
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Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I mostly agree, but the argument that anything to the right of the
> dash should only reflect *Debian* related revisions does hold some
The question is: is it being used to bail out a maintainer who didn't
take other steps to deal with the version information or not?
> So anything to the right of a : that's to the right of the - would be
> the mini-epoch, and any package with a :foo at the end automatically
> sorted as older than the same version of the package without the :X
> (ignoring the debian revision).
Er.. but this violates least surprise. You'd expect that the 1: to the
left of alpha would have higher precedence than the :alpha.
I'd prefer to see
> Unfortunately this might require some major dpkg hackery akin to the
> hassle we had introducing epochs in the first place, but it would IMO
> be a "cleanish" solution to the problem.
Yep, but (assuming we don't want to violate least surprise) we could
use a subset of its functionality right now, with the existing sorting
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